Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.

Muscle-wasting conditions are very rare, affecting just over one in every 1,000 people. As a result, some health professionals may never come across anyone with a muscle-wasting condition and may not know much about them. But we do.

Since 1959, we’ve been supporting families living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Which condition would you like to know more about?

If you’re at all unsure about where your muscle-wasting condition is listed, please get in touch: call us on 0800 652 6352.


  • John Wellman

    Campaign win as specialist support secured

    New facilities and specialist health professionals funded

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  • South West Wales campaigners at the Thomas Report launch

    Pressing for improvements to care and support in Wales

    Pushing for investment to be implemented

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  • Dr Peter Zammit

    Exon skipping for different conditions

    Exon skipping could work for conditions other than Duchenne

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    Idebenone gets Fast Track designation

    The designation facilitates the development of new drugs

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Events calendar

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    Edinburgh Waverley Station Collection

    18 April 2015

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    West Midlands Muscle Group meeting in Walsall

    20 April 2015

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  • 22

    Scotland Cross Party Group meeting

    22 April 2015

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