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 »

Corticosteroids are the primary treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica, but physical therapy and lifestyle modifications, such as eating a healthy diet, getting enough exercise and using assistive devices when necessary, h... More »

People above the age of 50 are more likely to be affected by polymayalgia rheumatica than those below 50, according to Web MD. Women are more likely to be affected than men, and Caucasians are more likely to be diagnosed... 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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