Another common disorder that starts right from childhood and eventually affects all your muscles, especially ones that are used for movement is Myotonia Congenita. These skeletal muscles experience a lot of strain and stiffness right from childhood. Alongside, this would be accompanied with pain, stiffness in muscles, trouble walking and pain in the affected areas.
HOW IS MYOTONIA CONGENITA DIAGNOSED?
A Homeopathic/Rheumatologist diagnoses Myotonia Congenita based upon a thorough clinical evaluation, detailed patient history and various specialized tests.
HOW IS MYOTONIA CONGENITA TREATED?
Some cases of myotonia congenita do not require treatment, or it is determined that the risks of the medication outweigh the benefits. If necessary, however, symptoms of the disorder may be relieved with quinine, phenytoin, carbamazepine, mexiletine and other anticonvulsant drugs. Physical therapy and other rehabilitative measures may also be used to help muscle function. Genetic counseling is advised in certain cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
The two major types of myotonia congenita are known as Thomsen disease and Becker disease. These conditions are distinguished by the severity of their symptoms and their patterns of inheritance. Becker disease usually appears later in childhood than Thomsen disease and causes more severe muscle stiffness, particularly in males.