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What is the treatment for myotonia congenita?

Most people with myotonia congenita don't require special treatment. Stiff muscles usually resolve with exercise, or light movement, especially after resting. For individuals whose symptoms are more limiting, doctors have had some success with medication such as quinine and anticonvulsant drugs such as phenytoin. Physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapies are also used sometimes to improve muscle function.

This answer is based on source information from  the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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