Polymyalgia rheumatica

Overview

Most people develop polymyalgia rheumatica after age 50. Sometimes this condition occurs with temporal arteritis, a more serious condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the arteries.

Symptoms

Symptoms usually come on quickly and affect the shoulders, neck, and hips.

Treatments

Treatment is usually a low dose of an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone. Most people feel better within a day or two with treatment.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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