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Charcot Marie Tooth

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth?

Charcot-Marie-tooth is a neuromuscular disorder that slowly causes progressive damage to the nerves usually from loss of the electrical insulation (myelin ) around nerve fibers. All nerves are affected, but motor nerves (the nerves that stimulate movement) are most severely affected. Damage starts in the lower legs with numbness and wasting of muscle tissue.

Other symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder include thickened nerve bundles under the skin of the leg, the absence of stretch reflexes, loss of muscle control and atrophy in the foot or leg. This disorder is inherited and currently there is no cure. The only generally accepted medical recommendations are leg braces and/or orthopedic shoes.

Shoe Recommendations include orthopedic shoes such as Darco GentleStep, Drew, Naot, Orthofeet, P.W. Minor, and Sanita .

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