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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease : Treatment

Treatment There is no known cure. Orthopedic surgery or equipment (such as braces or orthopedic shoes) may make it easier to walk. Physical and occupational therapy may help maintain muscle strength and improve independent functioning. Prognosis (Expectations) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease slowly … Read more

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Symptoms usually begin between mid-childhood and early adulthood. They may include: Foot deformity (very high arch to feet) Foot drop (inability to hold foot horizontal) Loss of lower leg muscle, which leads to skinny calves Numbness in … Read more

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Progressive neuropathic (peroneal) muscular atrophy, Hereditary peroneal nerve dysfunction, Neuropathy – peroneal (hereditary), Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Definition Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of inherited disorders that affect the peripheral nerves (those outside the brain and … Read more