Polymyalgia Rheumatica Directory
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rare, inflammatory condition that causes pain or stiffness in the large muscle groups, especially around the shoulders and hips. Other symptoms of the condition may include fatigue, a general feeling of illness, and weight loss. Despite the name, polymyalgia rheumatica is not related to rheumatoid arthritis. Some patients also have temporal arteritis, which causes inflammation that damages arteries. Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of both conditions, for which there is no known cause. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about polymyalgia rheumatica, how it is diagnosed, symptoms and treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica, and much more.