Bethlem Myopathy

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Do people with Bethlem myopathy experience pain?

Some people with Bethlem myopathy experience pain. Pain can be a result when muscles and joints are not being used. Weakness in the muscles and contractures in the joints may cause limited mobility, and therefore the muscles and joints may not always be used. To reduce pain, it is important to consult with your doctors and therapists to find the best exercises and stretches for you. Routine activity is important to maintain mobility and reduce pain. It may also be helpful to change positions often throughout the day and night.

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