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15 Possible Causes for Congenital Joint Contractures - Knee Ankle Hip Elbow, Difficulty Walking

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    Contractures (tightness) in the joints - the ankles, hips, knees and elbows - is also common. The contractures can sometimes be severe and affect several joints.[treat-nmd.eu] Breathing difficulties may go unnoticed initially, and may be experienced prior to difficulties with walking.[disabled-world.com] The symptoms tend to progress slowly and include a loss of fine motor skills and difficulty walking.[healthline.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy Type B5

    Contractures (tightness) in the joints – the ankles, hips, knees and elbows – are also common. The contractures are sometimes severe and affect several joints.[mda.org.au] Clinical features include weakness of the hip and shoulder girdle, difficulty walking, spinal abnormalities including scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis, and cardiomyopathy.[sema4.com] Most individuals are able to walk independently although because of progressive spinal rigidity and scoliosis they may experience difficulties walking later during life.[rarediseases.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Distribution Flexion: IP joints medial 4 fingers, wrists, elbows, ankles Proximal: Pectorals, Knees, Shoulders, Hips Truncal Congenital: Torticollis Disease progression:[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] This means that people may have frequent falls, and may have difficulty walking longer distances, climbing stairs and getting up from the floor.[musculardystrophyuk.org] The symptoms of an individual with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) generally has great difficulty walking, going both up and down stairs and raising from a chair.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Connective Tissue Disease

    It is akin to Marfan syndrome but with contractures of hip, knee, elbows and ankle joint and crumpled ear.[en.wikipedia.org] Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Symptoms The following are common symptoms of sIBM: Frequent falls Difficulty walking Trouble climbing stairs or standing from a seated position[myositis.org] Congenital contractural arachnodactyly – Also known as Beals syndrome.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Degenerative Disorder

    Myopathic EDS (mEDS) characterized by congenital muscle hypotonia, and/or muscle atrophy, that improves with age, Proximal joint contractures (joints of the knee, hip and[web.archive.org] Patients with Parkinson's, depending on the progression of their condition, often exhibit muscle rigidity, difficulties walking and performing other basic tasks, and distinctive[en.wikiversity.org] For example, rigidity and difficulty walking may partially respond to treatments for Parkinson's disease.[ucsfhealth.org]

  • Arthrogryposis due to Muscular Dystrophy

    Contractures (tightness) in the joints – the ankles, hips, knees and elbows – are also common. The contractures are sometimes severe and affect several joints.[mda.org.au] Since birth, digits of both hands were kept in permanent flexion and he had great difficulty in opening them.[scilit.net] Symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty with fine motor tasks such as writing, poor balance and walking, and involuntary movements.[ipass.org.uk]

  • Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome

    The joints of the hands, wrists, feet, and ankles are most commonly involved although more proximal joints ( e.g ., elbow, shoulder, knee, and hip) also can be affected.[ojrd.biomedcentral.com] walking Will my child need surgery?[faces-cranio.org] walking.[syndrome.org]

  • Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy Type B6

    Contractures (tightness) in the joints - the ankles, hips, knees and elbows - is also common. The contractures can sometimes be severe and affect several joints.[treat-nmd.eu] Affected patients have difficulties in walking, maintaining stable body posture and lifting objects. 3,4,5 These symptoms can be present at birth or develop during childhood[santhera.com] Most individuals are able to walk independently although because of progressive spinal rigidity and scoliosis they may experience difficulties walking later during life.[rarediseases.org]

  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

    It is akin to Marfan syndrome but with contractures of hip, knee, elbows and ankle joint and crumpled ear.[en.wikipedia.org] I could not climb steps except when absolutely necessary, and then only with great difficulty.[roadback.org] Congenital contractural arachnodactyly – Also known as Beals syndrome.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy due to LMNA Mutation

    Contractures (tightness) in the joints – the ankles, hips, knees and elbows – are also common. The contractures are sometimes severe and affect several joints.[mda.org.au] walking Polymicrogyria Cerebellar atrophy Optic atrophy Torticollis Respiratory insufficiency due to muscle weakness Congenital hip dislocation Dyspnea Joint hypermobility[mendelian.co] Most individuals are able to walk independently although because of progressive spinal rigidity and scoliosis they may experience difficulties walking later during life.[rarediseases.org]

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