Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Polymyalgia rheumatica (which takes its name from the word "polymyalgia" which means "pain in many muscles" in Greek followed by the term "rheumatica") abbreviated as PMR, is a syndrome with pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, and hips. The pain can be very sudden, or can occur gradually over a period. It may be caused by an inflammatory condition of blood vessels such as temporal arteritis.
Most PMR sufferers wake up in the morning with pain in their muscles; however, there have been cases in which the patient has developed the pain during the evenings. Patients who have polymyalgia rheumatica may also have temporal arteritis, a potentially dangerous inflammation of blood vessels in the face.
PMR is usually treated with courses of oral corticosteroids. Most people need to continue the corticosteroid treatment for two to three years. PMR usually goes away on its own in a year or two, but medications and self-care measures can improve the rate of recovery.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) causes stiffness and muscle aches.
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of widespread muscle aches and stiffness.
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Basics of Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder that causes stiffness and aching that begins in the neck, shoulder...
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