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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?
If someone has myositis does it stay in one muscle or spreads throughout the entire body? If it does spread how long would that take?
Atrophic myositis: Masticatory muscle myositis (mmm) is an inflammatory disease in dogs affecting the muscles of mastication (chewing). It is also known as atrophic myositis or eosinophilic myositis. Mmm is the most common inflammatory myopathy in dogs. The disease mainly affects large breed dogs. ...Read more
Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more
Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?
How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis? And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone? My legs are really hurting.
Steroid effects: Steroids treat myositis with their anti-inflammatory effect. They can cause muscle pain due to their effect on electrolytes—sodium, potassium, magnesium. The leg pain may be due to electrolyte imbalance. See prescribing doc; you may need temporary potassium &/or magnesium supplement to calm leg muscles. ...Read more
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