- Q How is polymyositis treated?
There is no cure for polymyositis, but its symptoms can be treated. Options include medication, physical therapy, exercise, heat therapy (including microwave and ultrasound), orthotics and assistive devices, and rest. The standard treatment for... Full Answer
- Q What is polymyositis?
Polymyositis is a rare disease of the connective tissues that causes skeletal muscles to weaken. Polymyositis is characterized by muscle weakness and inflammation. Polymyositis can develop at any time, but African Americans, women, and adults between 30... Full Answer
- Q What is the prognosis for polymyositis?
The prognosis for polymyositis varies. Most people respond fairly well to therapy, but some have a more severe disease that does not respond adequately to therapies and are left with a significant disability. In rare cases, individuals with severe and... Full Answer