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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. This causes pain and stiffness, most often in the neck, shoulders, or hips. The
cause is unknown. PMR is treated with steroid medicines, which reduce inflammation.
Some people who have PMR also have giant cell arteritis. This is another inflammatory condition that affects the arteries that carry blood to the head.
Current as of:
April 22, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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