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Dr. John Child
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Myotonia (Overview)

Myotonia is a clinical finding where there is delayed relaxation of muscles after voluntary contraction or with electrical stimulation testing.


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Please tell me about myotonia treament.?

Please tell me about myotonia treament.?

Tegretol: Myotonic dystrophy is progressive and has many complications, the least of which is myotonia other disorders with myotonia, which is failure of relaxation of muscle after contraction are usually rare genetic disorders can be treated with Dilantin or carbamazepine you really need your knowlegable neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Child
44 doctors shared insights

Myotonia (Overview)

Myotonia is a clinical finding where there is delayed relaxation of muscles after voluntary contraction or with electrical stimulation testing.


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What is the treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

What is the  treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

Symptomatic Therapy: Myotonic dystrophy is probably the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It is a multisystem disease that includes dystrophy of muscle, myotonia, cardiopathy, ocular cataracts, and endocrinopathy. Myotonia can be treated with anticonvulsant drugs, cardiac , ocular and endocrine symptoms are treated as they would be in any other patient. There is no specific therapy for the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?

Are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?

No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations (in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene) that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there cure for myotonia congenita?

No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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My friend have myotonia. Now he going to get treatment through accupuncher . Will it cure this disease?

My friend have myotonia. Now he going to get treatment through accupuncher . Will it cure this disease?

Not a cure: Myotonia is a specific form of muscle disorder where the muscle goes into a spasm and very slowing relaxes. It may be caused by toxic effects, medication effects, or genetic disorders. Acupuncture may help relax the involved muscle and help teach the patient how to control the spasms. But it will not cure the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is "myotonia congenita"?

What is "myotonia congenita"?

Myotonia congenita: Genetic disease affecting skeletal muscles, leading to delayed relaxation of those muscles (Myotonia) with rigidity, stiffness, cramping. ...Read more

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Please tell me about myotonia treament.?

Tegretol: Myotonic dystrophy is progressive and has many complications, the least of which is myotonia other disorders with myotonia, which is failure of relaxation of muscle after contraction are usually rare genetic disorders can be treated with Dilantin or carbamazepine you really need your knowlegable neurologist. ...Read more

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How come I have myotonia, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have myotonia, but nobody else in the family has it?

Need evaluation: Failure of relaxation of the muscles except after repeated trials congenital or aquired ---myotonic dystrophy or congenital myotonia or paramyotonia----need evaluation based on distribution, frequency---can be due to situation like stress. ...Read more

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Is there cure for myotonia congenita?

No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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So patients have to suffer life time due to myotonia..?

So patients have to suffer life time due to myotonia..?

What are you asking?: Myotonic dystrophy and myotonia congenita are both genetic diseases that can't be cured. There's supportive measures that can help both. If someone has been less than candid with you or given you false hope of a cure, i'm sorry. No one has a perfect body, and it's my hope that you'll be able to find fitness opportunities and a good life despite your handicap. ...Read more