A definition of Muscular Dystrophy (progressive muscle weakness)
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic and possibly hereditary disease that overtime causes progressive muscle weakness. Muscular dystrophy is associated with many different diseases and there are many that have symptoms that are close in similarities. Muscular dystrophy can affect adults, but the most severe forms tend to occur in early childhood. Most types of muscular dystrophy are multi-system and some of the symptoms include: progressive muscular weakness, limited range of movement, muscle contractures, inability to walk and poor balance. Wearing a dynamic splint can help prevent contractures and loss of movement by providing a continual gradual stretch to the joint and the shortened soft tissue will begin to lengthen and become remodeled. If you have muscular dystrophy, you may want to consider wearing a Dynasplint® System to aid in your lifestyle management process.