Myopathic changes are weakness or biopsy results that suggest a muscle disorder. The muscle disorder can be inherited, such as
The main symptom is weakness.
Other symptoms include cramps and stiffness.
Signs and tests
An electromyogram can confirm a myopathy.
Sometimes, a muscle biopsy is done. This allows a tissue sample to be examined under a microscope and may confirm a specific disease.
Treatment depends on the cause. It usually includes:
- Physical therapy
- Preventing the condition from getting worse
- Surgery (sometimes)