Treatments and therapies
In most cases of myositis, symptoms can be eased with a combination of treatment and therapies.
Myositis varies from person to person meaning some trial and error may be needed to settle on the best treatment plan. This may involve a combination of medication, exercise, diet and other therapies. Explore these pages to find out more about the options available.
Polymyositis, dermatomyositis and juvenile dermatomyositis usually respond well to a combination of steroids and immunosuppressive medication such as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Regrettably there is no proven treatment for inclusion body myositis but other options are available.
Active exercise can help to improve and restore muscle strength and is an important part of the treatment plan for people with myositis. Your doctor and physiotherapist will advise you on what exercises to do.
Other therapies such as speech therapy and mind and body practices can complement treatment plans for those with myositis.