Polymyalgia rheumatica causes inflammation in the joints and the surrounding tissues. Learn more about its symptoms and the treatment options available.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test checks for inflammation where red blood cells clump together in the body.
Pain in the shoulders has many different causes. The pain may occur in the joint itself, or in the many muscles, tendons and ligaments in the shoulders.