Cerebral Palsy in Children Directory
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect muscle tone and movement. The condition is one of the most common birth defects. It is usually diagnosed by age 3. Children with cerebral palsy have a problem in one or more areas of the brain that control muscle movement. The condition causes too stiff or floppy muscles. It can make it hard to sit up or walk. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can include foot dragging, walking on toes, and other problems walking. There are different types of cerebral palsy. Some are associated with mental retardation and speech problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cerebral palsy in children develops, the causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis & Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of cerebral palsy, which may be mild or severe.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy Prevention
Learn more from WebMD about risk factors for cerebral palsy during pregnancy.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Learn more from WebMD about the basics of cerebral palsy, one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability.
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