What are common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

Muscle weakness that worsens over time is a common symptom of all forms of muscular dystrophy (MD). Each form of MD varies in the order in which symptoms occur and in the parts of the body that are affected.1

See What are the types of MD? to learn the symptoms of the primary forms of MD.


  1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (2011). Muscular dystrophy: Hope through research. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Hope-Through-Research/Muscular-Dystrophy-Hope-Through-Research

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