Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory problem that causes muscle stiffness and aching in older adults, notes Mayo Clinic. The pain primarily affects the shoulders, upper arms, neck and hips, and it is usually most in... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, the exact causes of polymyalgia rheumatica are unknown. However, genetics plays a role in making some people more susceptible to developing the disease. In addition, there is some evidence that ... More »

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Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica include weakness, a general feeling of illness, fatigue, and shoulder and hip stiffness, according to WebMD. Additional symptoms include occasional mild fevers and weight loss. More »

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Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that causes inflammation in the body leading to stiffness, soreness and pain, according to Healthline. The disorder can affect different areas of the body, such as the neck, shoulders... More »

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Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition that produces shoulder stiffness and muscle pain, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients usually experience the worst symptoms in the morning, with a rapid onset. Patients ... More »

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Aches and pains in the shoulders constitute the most common polymyalgia rheumatica symptom, according to Mayo Clinic, and it usually affects both shoulders. Other symptoms include aches and pains in the neck, upper thigh... More »

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Polymyalgia rheumatica, or PMR, is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread muscle pain and stiffness in the major joints of the body, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Dis... More »

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