Aches And Pains: Polymyalgia rheumatica

Aches And Pains

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Published: September, 2006

Getting out of bed in the morning can be a challenge — especially for the many people who have this inflammatory condition.

Anyone over age 50 may be accustomed to a little joint stiffness and muscle soreness the morning after a challenging workout or some heavy gardening. Generally, a hot shower, massage, or good night's rest will put us right. But for women with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), those common remedies don't suffice. PMR may not be life-threatening, but it can seriously limit a woman's daily activities and take a heavy toll on her sleep and well-being.

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