Dr Nurhan Sutcliffe working at her computer

Dr Nurhan Sutcliffe MD FRCP
Consultant Rheumatologist at Barts Health NHS Trust

Diseases of Muscles

Diseases of Muscles: Polymyalgia Rheumatica is the commonest of diseases which cause muscle pain. It presents with pain and morning stiffness especially around hips and shoulders. It can be associated with temporal arteritis which can cause jaw pain and blindness. It responds to steroid treatment very quickly. Other conditions such as myositis can also affect muscles and can present with weakness.