Scapuloperoneal Myopathy is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by weakness and wasting of certain muscles. Shoulder blade area is most commonly affected by Scapuloperoneal Myopathy. In a few cases facial muscles may be affected. Symptoms of Scapuloperoneal Myopathy are:
• Muscle weakness and wasting in shoulder blade area and girdle area
• Progression varies in various individuals
• Weakening may spread to legs, knees and face from the shoulder blade
• Muscular cramps and stiffness
• Shrinkage of muscles
• Muscle spasms
HOW IS SCAPULOPERONEAL MYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Family and medical history, physical examination and blood tests could help with eliminating diseases or disorders that cause similar symptoms. Genetic testing could be recommended to confirm this disorder.
HOW IS SCAPULOPERONEAL MYOPATHY TREATED?
Treatment of Scapuloperoneal Myopathy is based on the severity of symptoms. Corticosteroids are given to relieve discomfort. Therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy may improve mobility.
DID YOU KNOW?
Scapuloperoneal myopathy, or a subtype of Scapuloperoneal myopathy, affects less than 200,000 people