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What causes mobility impairments?

Mobility impairments can be caused by a number of sources. Some people are born with conditions that affect their ability to move freely, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or muscular dystrophy. Others suffer injuries that paralyze parts of their bodies, break bones, lead to amputations, or cause strain. Still others contract illnesses like polio or diabetes that can lead to restricted movement. Some just suffer from the effects of aging.

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