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How do you treat inflamed muscles?

How do you treat inflamed muscles?

Rest: The best way that i know of is to rest the affected muscles and let them heal. Drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol) to rehydrate and clear waste products from the muscles. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

See below: You could have pulled a muscle in your neck or have a pinched nerve. You symptoms may resolve soon or could come back, or last for several weeks. If it continues to be bothersome, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about masticatory muscle myositis?

Anyone know anything about masticatory muscle myositis?

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

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How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

How rare is it that I got  myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

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

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My father had "myositis acute lumbar muscles" is that something i could have inherited?

Most Unlikely!: Whoever DX you could probably answer that for you. I don't know that being one of the inheritable diseases. It sounds like you inflammation of your lower back muscles! ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

Usually low: The formation of bone in muscle is uncommon. It usually follows a deep contusion (bruise) of the muscle. It this case it would be a blow to the front of the thigh. It can also follow severe head injury. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Define AI: We need to clarify what ai is. After chickenpox the virus disappears but remains latent (in hiding and not infectious) in the dorsal ganglion of the neurologic system the virus will not remain in the muscle . It needs to be clarified what type of myositis you actually have. ...Read more

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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.

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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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more