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Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

Information about Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

We Have to Know about the Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

  • A disorder involving pain and stiffness in the hip or shoulder area.
  • Headache & visual abnormalities

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)   

  • Occurs in persons older than 50 years
  • Cause not known

Do’s and Don’ts of Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)    

Signs & Symptoms of Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

  • pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Muscle pain (minimal, less common than aching)
  • Fever
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells in the blood)
  • Fatigue (excessive tiredness)
  • Malaise (general ill feeling)
  • Face pain
  • Other joint pain

Medical advice for Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)  

  • Persistent weakness or stiffness of the pelvis or shoulder, especially if this is accompanied by symptoms of general illness, such as fever or headache.

Risk factors of Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

Treatment for Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)

  • Medicines

Self-care for Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)    

Investigations for Polymyalgia (Rheumatica)    

  • E.S.R