How is polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosed?
The European League Against Rheumatism, your doctor diagnoses you with polymyalgia rheumatica if you're 50 or older and you also have:
• Shoulder pain on both sides
• Morning stiffness that lasts at least 45 minutes
• High levels of inflammation as measured by blood tests
• Hip pain
• No swelling in the small joints of your hands and feet and your blood tests don't show signs of rheumatoid arthritis
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