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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the tests for myositis?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.