A 31-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for people with polymyalgia rheumatica to have sharp pains in all the finger bones?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: People with polymyalgia rheumatica can develop hand pain. Some people with polymyalgia rheumatica also go on to develop rheumatoid arthritis, which causes hand pain.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Polymyalgia rheuma: Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. The pain and stiffness often occur in your shoulders, neck, upper arms and hips. You might have pain in your hands and fingers as well.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unexpected: Unexpected. Check for rheumatoid. Some physicians believe that individuals with pr can have arthritis, but i don't believe it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The character of the pain associated with polymyalgia rheumatica(pmr) can vary and be sharp, aching, dull, etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
No: Pmr is an auto-immune disease but the underlying cause is not known.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Really rare: Polymyalgia reumatica has been diagnosed in one person age 24, but that is very rare. People with this problem are usually older than 50 years old.
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