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5 Facts you should know about

Tibial muscular dystrophy

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Affects the muscles at the front of the lower leg

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The signs and symptoms of this condition typically appear after age 35

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The first sign is usually weakness atrophy in the tibialis anterior

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10 to 20 years after the onset of symptoms, weakness may develop in muscles that help extend the toes (long-toe extensors)

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Later in life, about one-third of people with tibial muscular dystrophy experience mild to moderate difficulty with walking because of weakness in other leg muscles

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