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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Overview)

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


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Any one else have myositis? How does one get it?

Any one else have myositis? How does one get it?

Yes: Need to know what kindof myositis you are reffering to infectious myositis or ibm (inclusion body myositis)the former is mainly found on tropical climates and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, hiv-1 the oher one (h-ibm) is hereditary, (s-ibm)is an acquired myophatic process qand ethiology more difficult to pimpoint andremain controversials-ibm is more common after 50and incidence 35.3 per mill. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
688 Doctors shared insights

Myositis (Overview)

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


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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myositis?

The symptoms of Myositis include:: Progressive muscle weakness, Difficulty swallowing, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Thick skin, Rash. ...Read more

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What causes myositis?

Many Causes: Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling. Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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Can my family doctor diagnosis me for myositis?

Sure: Myositis is inflammation of the muscle. Typically bloodwork with an elevated CPK is the best way to diagnose it. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for myositis?

CPK, aldolase: Cpk, aldolase, sometimes biopsy and electromyographic studies. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the recovery time of benign acute myositis?

2-3 weeks: Benign acute myositis in childern take that much to revcover. Good luck. ...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 electrolytessodium, 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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Have pain in my shin its myositis it was severe some months ago then there wasn't pain at all but sometimes it hurts again. Can this be treated or no?

Myositis: Is a general term for inflammation of the muscle due to trauma. Proper rest, moist heat, NSAIDs OTC for pain control and passive stretching will resolve the condition in 10-14 days. If concerned see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom. In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read more

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What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?

What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?

Yes, see list below: First need to have the proper diagnosis. So far no single treament have been found to produce cure. They are several new drugs on trial such as etanercep9tumor necrosis factor)alemtuzumab (t-celldepleting monoclonal antibody)follistatin (antagonist of myostatin pathway)arimoclomol (heat shock protein conducer)lithium (inhibitor of the glycogen synthase kinase enzyme)needless to say you need a physician. ...Read more

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Is their a cure for myositis?

Is their a cure for myositis?

Most no. Some yes.: There are many types of myositis. Some after bouts of therapy go into remission and do not recur, particularly in children with dermatomyositis. Many other types, more so in adults can be remitted, but require constant therapy. And a few cases are quite severe and can cause death. See someone in rheumatology for management. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of muscle inflammation fast?

Best way to get rid of muscle inflammation fast?

How fast is fast?: First, is muscle inflamed or is bruised, torn? Is it muscle involvement at all? If it is muscular and inflamed, the rule is the larger the muscle and the longer it's been going on, the longer it will take to resolve, with or without treatment. If you know what caused it, stop it! Use ice, immobilization, anti-inflammatories and maybe splint/support. ...Read more

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I had myositis few months ago in my shin. Severe pains. Then it got okay. But now as the weather gets cold it is hurting again. Why do this happen?

Get eval: You need an orthopoedic eval to truly answer your question. This could range from benign problem to something systemic, but hands on eval with x ray and possibly blood work up will reveal the correct diagnosis and then treatment can prevent the next problem ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis (ibm)?

Genetic disorder: Ibm is a genetic disease in the group of diseases called inflammatory myopathies. It is progressive and leads to muscle weakness and wasting away of muscle. There is no cure but there are therapies that can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Will exercise help prevent or promote myositis ossificans after a thigh hematoma?

Will exercise help prevent or promote myositis ossificans after a thigh hematoma?

It depends...: Initially, rest, ice, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medications are indicated to minimize the extent of bleeding and damage in the muscle. After the initial inflammatory phase resolves, early passive and active range of motion exercises may help minimize the stiffness associated with myositis ossificans. Formal medical evaluation and a guided physical therapy program will optimize recovery. ...Read more

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What is myositis?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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What causes myositis?

Many Causes: Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling. Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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What is myositis and where?

What is myositis and where?

Muscle inflamatiin: Myositis means muscle inflamation. It can occur where a muscle has been injured. ...Read more

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Do people die from myositis?

Myositis: Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb. ...Read more

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What does myositis feel like?

Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body. ...Read more

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What is the cause of myositis?

What is the cause of myositis?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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How is myositis ossifans cured?

Rx of myositis ossificans: Treatment of myositis ossificans involves the RICE principle of rest, ice, compression and elevation and non-painful, passive stretching and strengthening routine. I suggest you have an exam by a sports medicine specialist who can assist you with proper diagnosis and treatment for this condition. Best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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What are the tests for myositis?

CPK, aldolase: Cpk, aldolase, sometimes biopsy and electromyographic studies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myositis?

The symptoms of Myositis include:: Progressive muscle weakness, Difficulty swallowing, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Thick skin, Rash. ...Read more

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What's myositis and what causes it?

What's myositis and what causes it?

Inflammation of musc: Inflammatlon of muscle may have many causes, from autoimmune to infection to congential. Dozens of possiblities. ...Read more

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Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

No: Myositis itself does not kill provided heart muscles are not affected. Patients die from complications from myosotis like heart, lung, infraction etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Myositis?

The tests for Myositis include:: MRI of brain, MRI of spine, Electromyography, Muscle biopsy, Creatine kinase, Aldolase, Interstitial lung disease, Myocarditis, Lactate dehydrogenase, AST, ANA, Alanine aminotransferase, Anti Ro/SSA antibodies. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms?

Proximal Weakness: Myositis means, literally, inflammation of muscles. The primary symptom is insidious (slow/progressive) weakness of muscles closest to the body, such as shoulders and thighs. If left untreated, weakness can progress to point where one is unable to stand without assistance, finds it very difficult to climb stairs, and unable to raise arms. Pain can be present but weakness is primary symptom. ...Read more