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.

July 20, 2012