Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica can greatly affect your ability to perform everyday activities. The pain and stiffness may contribute to difficulties with tasks such as the following:
- Getting out of bed, standing up from a chair or getting out of a car
- Bathing or combing your hair
- Getting dressed or putting on a coat
These difficulties can affect your health, social interactions, physical activity, sleep and general well-being.
In addition, people with polymyalgia rheumatica seem to be more likely to develop peripheral arterial disease.
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