The limitations of JPM patients
Because of the intense pain and muscle weakness, JPM patients cannot easily get up from the bed, climb stairs, walk, run, and sit up straight. Those who can aren’t able to do so for a long period of time, especially without the assistance of others.
Other than muscle weakness, JPM patients may also have rashes all over their body, although they are more common to those diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis (JM). If rashes do appear, they will be found either on the elbows, ankles, knees, eyelids, knuckles, cheeks, and fingernails.