CMT-Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Kane Hall Barry Neurology is a CMTA Center of Excellence

CMT – Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (also known as HMSN – hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the US.

Initial symptoms include weakness of the foot and lower leg muscles which usually present in adolescence or early adulthood.  Pain can range from mild to severe and progression of the disease is gradual.

Diagnosis begins with a complete medical history followed by an EMG test.  If the EMG is inconclusive, a nerve biopsy may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. 

While there is no cure for CMT, it is not considered fatal and is helped by physical and occupational therapy, braces and orthopedic devices, and sometimes orthopedic surgery.  If pain is severe, pain management is also an option.

Kane Hall Barry Neurology has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Association (CMTA).  Dr. Sharique Ansari is the director of the CMT Center at Kane Hall Barry Neurology.  Dr. Ansari has extensive knowledge of CMT and specializes in neuromuscular disorders.  To schedule an appointment call us at 817-267-6290.

For more information about CMT:

 

 

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, Inc.