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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is polymyalgia rheumatica?

An autoimmune disease, caused by the body's immune system attacking the body. Risk factors include advanced age and female gender.

Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica

  • Joint pain

  • Pain in the same joints on both left and right sides.

  • Difficulty moving the joint(s)

  • Joint stiffness lasting for more than an hour in the morning

  • Fever

  • Stiff, rigid muscles causing difficulty bending joints

  • Hip pain

  • Back pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for polymyalgia rheumatica

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Do you have the same joint pain on both sides of your body (symmetrical)?

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

  • Do you have joint stiffness that last for more than an hour in the morning?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica

Steroids can be given to reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms. The treatment duration may last from several months to years.

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