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What are the treatment options for distal muscular dystrophy?

Unfortunately, there's no cure for distal muscular dystrophy. However, the right treatment may help reduce your symptoms. One common treatment option is physical therapy, which helps keep muscles and joints strong and flexible and may increase range of motion. Occupational therapy is a similar treatment, but it focuses on helping you with certain tasks that will be useful in your everyday life. Assistive devices like an ankle-foot orthosis (a brace worn over the foot and lower leg) or other braces may be helpful for keeping your mobility. If heart or respiratory problems occur, devices like pacemakers and respirators may be used.

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