I know that there's a tendency to attribute all aches and pains to PMR, and I certainly had a few before its onset, but I never had this tendonitis. My Achilles tendons are swollen and sore. A couple of shopping trips with my 21-year-old granddaughter left me in quite a lot of pain and I had to spend the rest of the day watching tennis - what a sacrifice! I am on 2mg of pred and the doctor says that I'm to stay on this dose until I feel ready to reduce again. I'm still getting a bit of pain across my shoulders and down my upper arms, especially in the mornings, though my lower back is much more bearable than it was - that's the silver lining.