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Should I talk to a doctor about my distal muscular dystrophy symptoms?

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms that could be caused by distal muscular dystrophy, you should talk to your doctor. These symptoms may include weakness in the lower legs, feet, and forearms, or difficulty walking or gripping things. It's especially important to talk to a doctor if you're experiencing symptoms and have a family history of distal muscular dystrophy. Doctors can help diagnose the problem and recommend the best treatment for your symptoms.

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