When to get medical advice
See a GP if you have pain and stiffness that lasts longer than a week. They'll investigate the cause.
When to get immediate medical advice
- a severe headache that does not go away
- pain or cramping in your jaw muscles that's worse when eating
- pain in your tongue when chewing
- vision loss or vision disturbances, such as double vision
These symptoms may indicate a more serious condition called temporal arteritis.