All MMTC Florida clinics are now accepting regular appointments.
In certain areas affected by Hurricane Ian, telehealth visits may be an option for follow-up visits.
What is Myositis?
By definition, Myositis is a condition leading to inflammation within muscles. Common symptoms of myositis are pain, swelling, and fatigue/weakness. The condition can lead to infection, autoimmune issues, as well as other complications. While treatments vary, Myositis has been named a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida.
Really, any condition which leads to inflammation within the muscles can be called Myositis If you or a loved one are suffering from muscle inflammation and are interested in alternative care, contact a Florida medical marijuana doctor today.
Symptoms of Myositis
Symptoms of Myositis can include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty getting out of a chair
- Trouble lifting arms
- Trouble climbing stairs
- Fatigue following walking
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain and fatigue
Myositis and Medical Marijuana
Given that myositis is a chronic inflammation condition, medical cannabis may be a treatment option. The endocannabinoid system plays a critical role in controlling inflammation within the body. The use of medical marijuana to treat myositis can potentially help decrease inflammation and pain, improve sleep duration and quality, as well as help treating the other symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and anxiety.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Myositis
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time