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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Muscle inflammation. Classical disorders include polymyositis and dermatomyositis, both causing progressive weakness. Cancer may or may not be associated, and removal of tumor may not help. Therapy with steroids, immunosuppressants (imuran, cell-cept), ivig and recent acth may be used.
Muscle inflammation. Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause.

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.
Time. Need to wait a period of time after traumatic injury for the inflammation to diminish. Usually upwards of a year. Bone scan will show decreased activity. Generally doesn't cause symptoms after a period of time. If painful and is dormant, can be surgically excised. Need to use radiation or strong antiinflammatories to prevent recurrence.

What are the causes of orbital myositis and what types of treatment are available?

See below. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.