Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that damage and weaken
abnormal skeletal muscles over time. This causes loss of muscle mass and
gradually develops weakness. Damaged muscle weaken over a period of
time leading to weakness. The level of disorder in muscles causes degree of
weakness and eventually some people are unable to walk , later need a
wheel chair.The cause for this is genetic problem that prevents the body
from making the proteins needed to build and maintain healthy muscles , in
some cases this problem begins in childhood.
A child who is diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy do not have the ability to do things like walk, sit properly , breathe easily, and move the arms and hands easily . This leads to tremendous weakness and health problem over a period of time results and over period of time causes multiple diseases.
Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy include:
Tremendous Muscle weakness in the legs, hips and pelvis
Difficulty standing, walking , sitting and doing everyday task easily
Trouble managing daily activities alone.
Walking with great difficulty on toes.
Feeling of falling down.
Difficulty in climbing stairs
Trouble in breathing or swallowing.
Diagnosis is done by your doctor by doing in depth assessment on the basis of currrent symptoms, medical history and physical examination. After physical examination , your doctor may recommend Enzyme tests,Genetic testing, Muscle biopsy, Heart-monitoring tests, Lung- monitoring tests, Electromyography.
We at Physio Kare, with Physiotherapy , help in reducing the pain as a result of muscle weakness or cramping.Physiotherapist help prevent or reduce problems in the joints and spine to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as it is possible