About Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an inflammatory condition which causes severe muscle and joint pain and stiffness in various areas of the body. The areas that are most affected by this condition are the shoulders, arms, neck, and hips.


The symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica are sudden in onset and tend to be worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. This condition in majority of the cases is seen in people above the age of 60 and is very rarely seen in people below the age of 50.


Females are more affected by Polymyalgia Rheumatica than males. Temporal arteritis is a condition that is often associated with polymyalgia Rheumatica.


Is Polymyalgia Rheumatica Contagious?

Is Polymyalgia Rheumatica Contagious?

The answer to this question is that Polymyalgia Rheumatica is not a contagious disease. This condition develops as a result of a defect in the immune system of the body. It is not a viral or a bacterial infection which can be transmitted to other individuals in contact with the infected individual.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is not a contagious disease, it is an inflammatory condition caused due to a faulty immune system of the body. It is not a condition which can be transmitted to anyone else as is the case with viral and bacterial infections.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:


Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: August 16, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer


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