Muscle myositis- Skeletal muscle inflammation.
(Alles Europa News)- According to experts With myositis after hypothermia, trauma or intense physical work, you can eliminate muscle pain with the help of warming ointments, ointments and gels containing anti-inflammatory drugs.
If muscle pain persists for a long time, consult a doctor.
Various specialist doctors can treat myositis, depending on the causes of the disease: therapists, traumatologists, surgeons, infectious disease specialists, parasitologists.
The survey in each case will be different. It may include a general blood test , bacteriological and virological studies, immunological blood tests, PCR diagnostics, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of muscles, etc.
Treatment is determined by the underlying disease:
With viral infections, antiviral drugs are prescribed .
In bacterial infections, antibiotics.
With purulent muscle inflammation – opening and washing the abscess.
In autoimmune diseases, drugs that suppress immune responses and inflammation.
Muscle myositis is a collective concept that means inflammation in skeletal muscle. It can develop as a result of various reasons: with infection, autoimmune diseases, injuries, the introduction of parasites, etc.
If myositis lasts for a long time, then the muscles gradually weaken and may decrease in size – their atrophy occurs.
Causes of myositis- There are many reasons for the development of muscle myositis:
The most common cause is viral infections. With flu and other respiratory infections, pain, muscle aches are often noted – the reason for this is the spread of the virus throughout the body with a blood stream.
The bacteria themselves or the toxins secreted by them can act on the muscles.
Parasites. For example, myositis may be a consequence of the penetration of the echinococcus worm into the body.
Autoimmune diseases: dermatomyositis, polymyositis, etc.
The effect on the body of toxic substances. Myositis can develop with poisoning with alcohol and certain drugs.
Hypothermia. Such myositis is often said to be “bloated muscle.”
Intense physical activity. Often, myositis in such cases develops in untrained people with unaccustomed habits.
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Constant tension, uncomfortable position of the limbs. Occurs in people of certain professions. For example, with violinists.
Most often, muscle myositis affects the muscles of the shoulder girdle, pectoral muscles, muscles of the lower back, lower legs.
Signs of myositis- The main sign of myositis is pain. Usually it occurs in one or several adjacent muscles.
Pain sensations intensify during an uncomfortable posture, in which muscles are tense, physical work, muscle feeling. Movement of affected muscles is difficult or completely impossible due to pain.
Sometimes in the muscle area there is a swelling, redness of the skin.
In infectious and some other diseases, muscle myositis is accompanied by a violation of the general condition: there is a feeling of weakness, drowsiness, and body temperature rises. Other signs depend on the symptoms of the underlying disease.
Muscle myositis can occur in acute or chronic form. In the acute form, all symptoms occur quickly enough, and then, usually after a few days, pass away. In the chronic form, periods of improvement and exacerbations periodically replace each other.