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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Neurological Disorder

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Occupational therapy will help the individual learn new ways to better handle the challenges of daily life.

Orthopedic devices, like braces or splints, or special shoes or inserts, can help the individual to walk more easily.

Thumb splints can cause a return of some dexterity. A back brace may be in order for those with scoliosis. In cases of severe deformity, surgery may be performed.


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That diagnosis must have come as a shock. Or then again, maybe not.

As you say, it explained alot. So maybe you'd been living with unanswered questions all this time.

Not an easy disease to live with. It imposes many limitations and complications for you to have to deal with in your day to day life.

I admire your conscious decision to persevere and overcome. Hang onto that hope and determination. I wish you great success.

February 13, 2010 - 9:55pm
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I was just diagnosed with Charcot-Maire-Tooth... it explains a lot about my inability to keep up with my peers when I was younger (in terms of running).

Further, I have developed osteoarthritis at the ripe old age of 30 because of the weight compensation required to walk normally, given my calf muscles are so extremely atrophied.

This disease, like so many other forms of muscular dystrophy provide people with two choices: 1) overcome or 2) succumb.

I choose to overcome.

February 12, 2010 - 8:20pm
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