Becker muscular dystrophy evolves smoothly without any sudden ‘jumps.’ The beginning signs include ache and stiffness, which makes it hard to have a walk or do more active physical exercises. Another sign is a waddling gait. Children often face learning disabilities, especially those associated with communications.

Specific shapes of the dystrophy are characterized by certain features. The way this disease behaves and develops depends on the body location where the problem starts from. The example of such type of this disease is a Myotonic muscular dystrophy. Another popular name in the healthcare field is a Steinert’s disease. This type is defined by an impossibility to make the muscles relax intentionally. In this case, the patient’s face/neck muscles are the first group of muscles to be attacked. One more researched form is Facioscapulohumeral (FSHD).