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Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy 

Summary

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

Sometimes the cause is not known.

Start Here

  • Myopathies (Muscular Dystrophy Association) - PDF Available in Spanish
  • Myopathy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary

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Treatments and Therapies

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