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Are there alternative treatments for distal muscular dystrophy?

Since most treatments for distal muscular dystrophy don't involve medication, there are several alternative treatment options that people with distal muscular dystrophy may find beneficial. Along with physical therapy and occupational therapy, one of the most popular alternative therapies for any kind of muscular dystrophy is regular exercise. Many people find swimming or other water activities to be extremely beneficial. Massages or hot baths can also be helpful for keeping muscles loose and relaxed. Many people find that eating a balanced diet helps, as well. Maintaining a healthy weight can help avoid putting unnecessary strain on weakened muscles.

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