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Doctor insights on: Physiotherapy And Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

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Could you explain what is charcot marie tooth disease?

Could you explain what is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditary condition: Charcot marie tooth disease is a hereditary condition that effect the nerves going to the feet, ankles, and legs. The muscles may be effected. One with this disease may have difficulty walking, may trip more.And have an unsteady gait. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenith Paresa
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Charcot Marie Tooth (Definition)

Charcot Marie Tooth or CMT is a group of inherited disorders that affect peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves are damaged also known as neuropathy. More about Charcot ...Read more


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What is it and is there any solution for charcot marie tooth disease?

What is it and is there any solution for charcot marie tooth disease?

Mostly Symptomatic: Its a hereditary motor sensory neuropathy. Unfortunately, there is no cure for CMT disease. There are at least 5 different types. How the kid does clinically depends also on its type. Treating pain with medications, orthopedic braces, occupational and physical therapy etc are the main stay of treatment. I assume that the diagnosis is already made, with the help of a geneticist, neurologist etc. ...Read more

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What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable from?

What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable  from?

Either Parent!: Cmt is caused by defects in the genes for proteins that affect axons. Cmt can be inherited in several ways:autosomal dominant (faulty gene contributed by either parent);autosomal recessive (faulty gene contributed by each parent);or x-linked (gene on the x chromosome contributed by either parent.) in other words, unlike color-blindness, which is a sex-linked trait, CMT seems to come from either. ...Read more

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From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

Either: There are many forms of CMT disease, including cmt1, cmt2, cmt3, cmt4, and cmtx. Some are autosomal dominant (1 copy of the gene necessary to manifest), some recessive (2 copies necesary), and one x-linked (only on x chrmosome). Consider this link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/charcot-marie-tooth-disease/article.Htm. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

I am sorry, but: There is no known treatment for cmt. The symptoms can only be managed at this time. ...Read more

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Does charcot marie tooth disease make you feel as though you have no energy?

Does charcot marie tooth disease make you feel as though you have no energy?

Hereditary Neuropath: As your peripheral nerve are affected from your neuropathy usually the furthest muscles from your spine are affected first. Rehab and more rehab and safety programs for balance and neuromuscular reconditioning are paramount to avoid complications such as falls. Pls d/w your neurologist. ...Read more

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Does charcot marie tooth disease make you appear as though you have no energy?

Does charcot marie tooth disease make you appear as though you have no energy?

Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes causes little disability and is associated with a normal life expectancy. Some doctors prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin for neuropathies but i'm not sure if they prescribe that for this condition. ...Read more

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Which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from? Is it possible to tell?

Which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from? Is it possible to tell?

Depends: 1 of the 5 primary types (5 of the 34 subtypes) are x-linked dominant meaning it comes from the x-chromosome (mom) but the vast majority are autosomal recessive or dominant meaning from either parent or both parents (if recessive although this is much rarer than dominant). You could tell by doing a genetic test on both the parents and/or evaluating the pedigree (family history) of both parents. ...Read more

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Can charcot marie tooth disease be diagnosed by having all criteria but normal nerve conduction studies? 

Can charcot marie tooth disease be diagnosed by having all criteria but normal nerve conduction studies? 

Subtypes: There are many subtypes of charcot-marie tooth disease, which appear differently on emg/nerve conduction studies. It would be unlikely to have CMT with completely normal studies. Genetic testing for CMT would give you a definative diagnosis and identify the subtype. A nerve biopsy is an alternate method of diagnosis, but has potential risk. ...Read more

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What's charcot marie tooth disease?

What's charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditaryneuropathy: The foot of a person with charcot–marie–tooth disease. The lack of muscle, a high arch, and claw toes are signs of this genetic disease. ...Read more

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What is Charcot Marie tooth disease ?

Here is a link: with all the info: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

What is  charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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How common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

Rare: This syndrome happens 1 in 2500 people. ...Read more

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What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

See a neurologist: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for management. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Neuropathy: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) comes in a few different types. They are genetic disorders that affect function of peripheral nerves and are known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (hsmn). They are slowly progressive diseases that often start in the 1st or 2nd decade and have progressive sensory and muscle function in the legs (starting at the feet) and progress upward, affecting arms too. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for charcot marie tooth disease?

Unfortunately, no: It is inherited and can only be managed after it's onset. If you are worried about it, there is some genetic testing that can tell you if you have one or more of the 40 different genes that cause it. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of charcot-marie-tooth disease?

What are the possible complications of charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Thankfully few: This is a group of genetic diseases of greatly varying severity that damage the longest axons in the body, resulting in weakness especially in the lower legs and feet. Only a minority of patients have significant discomfort. The disease spares all the other organ systems. ...Read more

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What kinds of signs does a person with charcot marie tooth disease have?

What kinds of signs does a person with charcot marie tooth disease have?

Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes causes little disability and is associated with a normal life expectancy. Some doctors prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin for neuropathies but i'm not sure if they prescribe that for this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Debi Williams
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Tooth Disorders (Definition)

The most common tooth disorder is tooth decay. After the common cold it is the most common disease in the world. Tooth decay left untreated can lead to tooth loose, inability to eat properly, poor talking, systemic infection or even death! The best way to avoid serious consequences is regular home care and ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more