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What is myositis?

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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Dr. Charles Glueck
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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


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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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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 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

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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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Could you explain what is myositis and what causes 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 is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

What is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

Muscle inflammation: Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause. ...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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What is orbital myositis?

What is orbital myositis?

Eye problems: Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. Orbital myositis is an inflammatory process that primarily involves the extraocular muscles and most commonly affects young adults in the third decade of life, females more often than males. ...Read more

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What is orbital myositis like?

Red,painful,swollen: Orbital myositis (OM) falls in the spectrum of orbital inflammatory diseases, which are associated w/ autoimmune dz like rhuematoid arthritis, lupus, crohn's dz etc. When no cause is found (more common than not), it is called idiopathic orbital inflammation. Om is orbital inflammation focused on an eye muscle. Workup includes a search for underlying cause. First line treatment is w/ oral steroids. ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis?

What is inclusion body myositis?

Myopathy type: Ibm is atype of inflammatory myositis. It tends to affect people older than 50. People with ibm often have weakness of their upper and lower arms and legs. Sometimes the muscles look smaller known as atrophy. Unfortunately there are no treatments that are proven to help. However, patients are sometimes tried on a short course of steroids, ivig, etc. Phys therapy is extremely important. ...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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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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What are the tests for myositis?

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

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What can I do about myositis ossifican?

Need medical attenti: Myositis ossificans is treated with physical therapy, the use of non steroidal anti inflammatories, injections and in severe cases surgery. It is important for a sports medicine physician to direct your care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

See below: There are 3 major approaches. One is medication which can retard further bone growth, the second is radiation of the affected area to stop bone growth and finally there is surgery to remove it often followed by radiation. Not all myositis ossificans causes problems particularly if it is not impinging on joint movement. ...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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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