What is the role of exercise in the treatment of polymyositis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Encourage patients with polymyositis to start a supervised exercise program early in the disease course. [38] During the acute stage of polymyositis, patients may benefit from heat therapy, passive range-of-motion exercises, and splints to avoid contractures.


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