Non-drug Treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxants can help to decrease the frequency and severity of muscle cramps in CMT patients. Baclofen and dantrolene are two muscle relaxants that may be prescribed for people with CMT.

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Foot Surgery

Weakness in muscles of the lower leg and foot caused by CMT can lead to foot deformations such as foot drop and cavovarus foot. Different surgeries can be performed to correct these issues.

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Many CMT patients may have difficulty performing daily activities, which can have significant a impact on their quality of life. Physiotherapy aims to help patients adapt to the physical limitations they experience and to strengthen existing capabilities.

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