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www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polymyalgia...

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders. Signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (pol-e-my-AL-juh rue-MAT-ih-kuh) usually begin quickly and are worse in the morning. Most people who develop polymyalgia rheumatica are older than 65. It rarely affects people under 50.

www.vasculitisfoundation.org/.../forms/polymyalgia-rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rare inflammatory disease that affects older adults, causing widespread muscle pain and stiffness, especially around the shoulders and hips. Most people who develop PMR are in their 60s or 70s.

www.rheumatology.org/.../Polymyalgia-Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (sometimes referred to as PMR) is a common cause of widespread aching and stiffness that affects adults over the age of 50, especially Caucasians. Because polymyalgia rheumatica does not often cause swollen joints, it may be hard to recognize. It may occur with another health problem, giant cell arteritis.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyalgia_rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a syndrome with pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and hips, but which may occur all over the body.The pain can be very sudden, or can occur gradually over a period. Most people with PMR wake up in the morning with pain in their muscles; however, cases have occurred in which the person has developed the pain during the evenings or has ...

www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/polymyalgia-rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder typically seen in older adults that causes widespread aching, stiffness and flu-like symptoms. It is more common in women than men, and is seen more often in Caucasians than any other race. The average age of onset is 70 years, and it is ...

www.webmd.com/arthritis/polymyalgia-rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an infrequently occurring, inflammatory condition that causes pain or aching in the large muscle groups, especially around the shoulders and hips. Polymyalgia literally ...

patient.info/bones-joints-muscles/polymyalgia-rheumatica...

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) causes pain, stiffness and tenderness in large muscles, typically around the shoulders, upper arms and hips. The cause is not known. Treatment with steroid tablets usually works well to ease symptoms. You need to take a low dose of steroid each day to keep symptoms away ...

www.theacpa.org/.../conditions-a-z/polymyalgia-rhuematica

Anti-inflammatory drugs called corticosteroids improve the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica, but these drugs require careful monitoring for serious side effects. Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders and hips. It is most common in women and almost always occurs in people over 50.

www.healthline.com/health/difference-between-polymyalgia...

Polymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia are musculoskeletal conditions with symptoms that may be hard to tell apart. When you have polymyalgia rheumatica you feel pain and stiffness in the muscles ...

www.versusarthritis.org/.../polymyalgia-rheumatica-pmr

Polymyalgia rheumatica can cause pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, hips and thighs. Polymyalgia rheumatica often comes on quickly, perhaps over a week or two. It can start just after a flu-like illness. The stiffness may be so severe that dressing, reaching, washing, climbing stairs or even getting out of bed may be difficult.