Treatment & Management | Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

Treatment & Management

  • Bracing
    Allard AFOs Allard AFOs are often recommended for those with CMT. People who use these devices have reported increased endurance while walking, the ability to walk more upright, more ankle stability and less tripping over their ...
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  • Exercise and Physical Therapy
    The Importance of Physical Activity Although there is no cure for CMT at the present time, there are many therapies that can greatly improve life and function for CMT patients. The general advice for patients seeking ...
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  • Foot Care
    Appropriate footwear is important for people with CMT, but many patients struggle to find well-fitting shoes because of their high-arched feet and hammered toes. For this reason, custom-made shoes may be necessary. Large shoe stores ...
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  • Genetic Testing
    The CMTA does not endorse any form of genetic testing over others. The best way to decide which type of genetic testing is best for you is in consultation with your neurologist and a genetic ...
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  • Hearing Loss and CMT
    The association between hearing loss and CMT has long been recognized, with the first published work on the subject dating back to the seventies. This association is not surprising, as our sense of hearing relies ...
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  • Neurotoxic Medications
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  • Surgery
    After all options are considered, a patient may decide foot surgery is necessary. Many patients choose to stabilize their feet or to correct progressive problems. Such procedures include straightening and pinning the toes, lowering the ...
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