I have had PMR for two and a half years. I have come down fairly uneventfully from 15 to 4 mg. I have never had arthritic tendencies but in the last month or two I have developed some stiffness in the fingers and some slightly tender bony lumps. Also one on my big toe. I assume this is osteoarthritis but am wondering if there are any known links between PMR, or prednisolone, and arthritis. Incidentally I have also developed what I assume is carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrist. Thank you all for your wisdom and advice.