Myositis refers to a group of rare diseases that cause muscle inflammation, resulting in muscle fatigue and weakness. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, our physicians are expertly trained to diagnose and treat the many forms of myositis, including dermatomyositis and polymyositis. We offer a range of effective therapies, from medication to rehabilitative care, to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Your symptoms will depend on the type of myositis you have. All forms of the condition cause chronic muscle inflammation. Common symptoms include:
At AHN, one of our neuromuscular experts performs a thorough neurological examination. Your physician will also talk to you about your symptoms as well as your medical and family history.
You have access to the most effective diagnostic tests available. Your physician may order one or more of these tests before providing a precise diagnosis:
Our neuroscience specialists work with you to tailor treatment to your symptoms and situation. This collaborative approach provides you with a high level of personalized care.
We use a range of medications and rehabilitative therapies, including: