ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica can greatly affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. The pain and stiffness may contribute to difficulties with the following tasks:
- Getting out of bed, standing up from a chair or getting out of a car
- Bathing, combing your hair or performing other tasks related to personal hygiene
- Getting dressed or putting on a coat
These complications can affect a person's health, social interactions, physical activity, sleep and general well-being.
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