I saw a physical therapist today. After a strength assessment, I was told that I do not have muscle weakness. The assessment did not surprise me. I have repeatedly told my doctors that my muscles hurt when used and often hurt when not in use.
Have you read any of the current research which has documented that the capsular lining of muscles and bone is inflamed in PMR patients? There is also research showing that bursae may be inflamed. My joints have some osteoarthritic pain, but it is insignificant. I have pain in some muscles that is definitely (in my opinion) specific to a muscle bundle. The bundle which is the most painful is the one from the groin, through the thigh, and attached at the knee. The pain is bilateral, and it does not respond to physical therapy.
The physical therapist suggested that I locate a rheumatologist who specializes in the treatment of PMR. I think that is probably what I should do since I have been dealing with this since October of 2017, and it is not one bit better. Do you have any suggestions of a physician how to begin my search? I tried searching the web this afternoon, but my searches yielded only general information on PMR, not the names of rheumatologists specializing in the treatment of PMR.