Treatment for Polymyalgia rheumatica involves medicines that ease the symptoms are as follows:
Polymyalgia rheumatica is commonly treated with small dose of an oral corticosteroid. The beginning of treatment is generally 12 to 25 mg per day. You will get relief from the stiffness and pain within the two or three days. In case you are not getting relief with the treatment then your doctor will refer you to rheumatologist.
After the two to four weeks doctor can start decreasing your dosage based on your symptoms and the blood tests. Many people with polymyalgia rheumatica require continuing the corticosteroid treatment for a year at least. Such people need to visit doctor frequently to monitor if you are having any adverse effects.
Patient of Polymyalgia rheumatica can get benefit from physical therapy. You can talk to your doctor regarding the physical therapy which is a good option for you in case you want to regain strength, coordination and the ability to do everyday tasks.
- Ayurvedic Medicines: Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Tagar (Valeriana wallichii), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Vishwa (Zinziber officinalis), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) and Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) are the some of the herbal medicines used in the treatment of Polymyalgia rheumatica.
- Kairali Massage: Vishgarbha oil, Mahamash oil, Mahanarayan oil and Mahasaindhav oil are the commonly used Ayurvedic oils for massage in the condition of Polymyalgia rheumatica.
Dietary Supplement for Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Dietary supplements include products containing minerals, herbs, vitamins, and many other elements that have a huge role in the maintenance of health. They come as drinks, pills, energy bars, capsules, and powders.
GLME (Green Lipped Mussel Extract): GLME is the most recommended dietary supplement for polymyalgia rheumatica. It is extracted from the green lipped mussels. Green lipped mussel is a shell fish grown in the farms of New Zealand.