What I'm learning about myositis and muscles

Today the physio explained a few things to me clearly in ways that I could understand:

- that proximal muscles also means core stomach muscles which is why my stomach muscles are weak.
- that by exercising I should not expect to increase muscle tone, like ordinary people, but just prevent further muscle deterioration
- that the reason my joints and tendons are suffering is that the muscles are not working properly and therefore putting undue work on these other parts.

I hope this has helped someone else understand a little about muscles and myositis. If so please let me know here in comments. I would love to hear from you.


  1. Hi! I found your blog through google. I'm waiting on a diagnosis and my rheumatologist is suspecting something in the myositis family. I'm having an EmG this week hopefully and then a muscle biopsy as well. Do you eat Paleo? If so, has it helped?

  2. it's myositis2:56 PM

    Hi Katie, So good to hear from you. Sorry to hear you are not well. It could be so many different autoimmune diseases (here are the basic neuromuscular ones) or other things. A muscle biopsy is what diagnosed me and was no major drama and has not left a huge scar (3 years down the track).

    I find that diet is very important for me and have been diagnosed with wheat and dairy allergies 20 years ago and always exclude them (Though sometimes it is very difficult in the west) I basically eat Paleo and it helps me feel more clear headed and less fatigued but unfortunately does not cure polymyositis.
    Best wishes and keep us updated with whatever it is as have so many contacts in different health blogs.

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  4. To be specific, Myositis is the generic medical term for swelling or injuries of the muscles caused by accidents or infections. Anyway, our muscles must have equal exercise to avoid injuries caused by doing sports or activities.


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