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What are the treatment options for congenital myotonic dystrophy?

Unfortunately, there's no cure for congenital myotonic dystrophy. However, there are a variety of treatment options that may help reduce the symptoms. A common treatment option is physical and occupational therapy, which help strengthen muscles and joints and may help young children learn to walk. Assistive devices like leg braces and walkers may be helpful for improving mobility. In some cases, doctors may recommend surgery to correct problems such as clubfeet, weakness in eye muscles, and joint problems that may be caused by congenital myotonic dystrophy. Medications may be used to treat certain symptoms like sleepiness or digestive issues. Working with a speech therapist and special education professionals can also be very beneficial for children with congenital myotonic dystrophy.

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