Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is a disorder characterized by muscle weakness and wasting atrophy. This condition gets its name from the muscles that are affected most often: those of the face facio- , around the shoulder blades scapulo- , and in the upper arms humeral. The signs and symptoms of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy usually appear in adolescence. However, the onset and severity of the condition varies widely. Milder cases may not become noticeable until later in life, whereas rare severe cases become apparent in infancy or early childhood.
Superior and Anterior-Superior Migration of the Shoulder
Diseases - FSHD - Top Level | Muscular Dystrophy Association
This information is from the 11th annual conference of the English Myotonic Dystrophy. The incidence of Myotonic Dystrophy is 1 in Most general practioners have about patients in their practice. So by simple mathematics only one in four general practioners will see a patient with DM. Most will not know much about it.
First you can scan the pages and see if your symptoms match those of people with Myotonic Dystrophy. Some of the symptoms are: A quick visual test is the grip test: Look at these pictures and then try to open and close your hand very rapidly. This are large visual files so may take a minute to open! Use your back button on the browser when done. If this still indicates that you may have myotonic Dystrophy you can visit your local Muscular Dystrophy Association if you live in the Untied States.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSHD is a genetic muscle disorder in which the muscles of the face, shoulder blades, and upper arms are among the most affected. In FSHD, weakness first and most seriously affects the face, shoulders, and upper arms, but the disease usually also causes weakness in other muscles. FSHD is the third most common type of muscular dystrophy, behind Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and myotonic dystrophy.