Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Charcot-Marie-Tooth
While Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease has no cure, nor are any disease-modifying therapies approved yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Several experimental treatments are also currently in clinical trials that could prove beneficial for CMT patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
To help manage CMT symptoms, most doctors recommend physiotherapy or occupational therapy. Other treatment options include foot surgery and muscle relaxants. Orthopedic devices are also available for patients with severe muscle weakness.
There are several experimental treatments currently in clinical trials for the treatment of CMT disease. These range from investigational therapies aimed at controlling symptoms to those that target the underlying causes of the disease.