What is Polymyalgia?

Question

What is this and what can help?

Answer

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a clinical syndrome characterized by severe aching and stiffness in the neck, shoulder girdle, and pelvic girdle. It is classified as a rheumatic disease, although the cause is unknown.

Since this website focuses heavily on arthritis diseases, we have very little information available at this time on Polymyalgia Rheumatica that I can direct you.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University