Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is an important test to diagnose body inflammation in polymyalgia rheumatica patients. Learn how you can lower your ESR, which could help reduce your PMR symptoms.
Methotrexate is an immunosuppressant typically prescribed and combined with oral steroids or corticosteroids. It is effective in reducing joint inflammation in PMR.
Corticosteroids are the most-prescribed and effective treatment for polymyalgia. Low doses of corticosteroids, such as prednisone, can relieve symptoms of PMR.
A rheumatologist is a specialist in diseases of the joints, bones, and muscles. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
How do you cope with debilitating pain caused by polymyalgia rheumatica? People with PMR have muscle pain and stiffness on both sides of the body. Find out how you can find relief.