Symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis

There are several signs and symptoms which make Inclusion Body Myositis recognizable in many patients. Not all but some of the symptoms are usually seen in most the patients. The most common and evident symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis include:

  • Weakening of muscles leading to finger flexion
  • Loss of balance/control leading to tripping and falling occasionally
  • Climbing stairs difficulties
  • Gripping difficulties due to loosened grip (weakening of muscles)
  • Difficulty bending down
  • Loss of mobility
  • Off balance posture
  • Low tolerance for severe injuries
  • Leg muscles being unstable
  • Difficulties in standing straight
  • Dysphagia
  • Reduced aerobic capacity leading to slow movements
  • Cane and walker needed for movement due to severe disability
  • Loss of finger movements due to finger functions get impaired
  • Loosening of grip which causes difficulty gripping items in hands
  • Shaking and trembling of hands causing it difficult to hold anything
  • Fatigue and tiredness leading to increased rest periods
  • Unstable standing posture due to weakening of leg muscles
  • Loss of automatic posture maintenance
  • Weakening of respiratory muscles sometimes leading to choking and breathlessness