Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that 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. The main symptom is stiffness after resting. Other symptoms include fever, weakness and weight loss. In some cases, polymyalgia rheumatica develops overnight. In others, it is gradual.

The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown. There is no specific test for it. Your doctor will use your medical history, symptoms, and a physical exam to make the diagnosis. Lab tests for inflammation may help confirm the diagnosis.

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  1. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (National Library of Medicine)  
    Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders, and hips. It ... fever, weakness and weight loss. In some cases, polymyalgia rheumatica develops overnight. In others, it is gradual. The ...
  2. Polymyalgia Rheumatica From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Polymyalgia Rheumatica/Start Here ... Polymyalgia Rheumatica ... Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain & stiffness in the neck, shoulder, & hip, along with other ...
  3. Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder. It involves pain and stiffness in the shoulders and often the ... Polymyalgia rheumatica most often occurs in people over 50 years old. The cause is unknown. PMR may occur ...
  4. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (American College of Rheumatology)  
    Information about polymyalgia rheumatica: what it is, getting diagnosed, treatment options and facts patients should know.
  5. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Polymyalgia Rheumatica/Start Here ... Polymyalgia Rheumatica ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  6. Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
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  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Polymyalgia Rheumatica From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Polymyalgia Rheumatica/Clinical Trials ... Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  8. Pain Condition Resources From the National Institutes of Health (NIH Pain Consortium)  
    Pain/Related Issues ... Pain ... NIH Pain Consortium ... From the National Institutes of Health
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  10. Giant Cell Arteritis From the National Institutes of Health (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center) - In English and Spanish  
    A collection of disease information resources and questions answered by our Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Specialists for Giant cell arteritis ...
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