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Polymyalgia rheumatica

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Introduction
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.
Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica
The most common symptom of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is pain and stiffness in the shoulder muscles which develops quickly over a few days or weeks.
Diagnosing polymyalgia rheumatica
Diagnosing polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can often be quite a lengthy process that involves several different tests.
Treating polymyalgia rheumatica
Steroid medication (corticosteroids) is the preferred treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). A type of corticosteroid called prednisolone is usually prescribed.
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