Polymyositis

    Overview

    Polymyositis is an inflammatory disease leading to muscle weakness in both sides of your body. Patients experience difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a seated position, lifting objects or reaching overhead. Steroid treatment and exercise therapy are common treatments for this condition.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    James Gilchrist, MD

    Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Rachel Rahman, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

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