Effects of Muscular Dystrophy The symptoms of muscular dystrophy, and their severity vary depending on the specific type of muscular dystrophy a person has and how old they were when the symptoms were first experienced. All types of muscular dystrophy are progressive, however, the speed and degree of disability varies. Some individuals continue to manage independently, while others may need full-time help and care. Common symptoms include: Progressive muscle weakness in arms / legs / trunk Balance difficulties Falls Walking difficulties and altered walking patterns Calf pain Stiff and restricted joints Tightness of muscles Drooping eyelids Curvature of the spine Inability to walk Problems sitting to standing Muscular Dystrophy What is Muscular Dystrophy? Effects of Muscular Dystrophy Physio treatment for Muscular Dystrophy Why Manchester Neuro Physio To book an assessment or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 0161 883 0066 . Next → Why Manchester Neuro Physio?