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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Morning Joint Stiffness (Overview)

Morning stiffness is a symptom where one has difficulty and possibly pain in moving his joints after a period of rest and non-use of the joints, such as sleeping at night.


Dr. Mathew Chengot
55 doctors shared insights

Morning Joint Stiffness (Overview)

Morning stiffness is a symptom where one has difficulty and possibly pain in moving his joints after a period of rest and non-use of the joints, such as sleeping at night.


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Joint stiffness in the morning..What do I do?

Joint stiffness in the morning..What do I do?

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist and have the problem evaluated. There are numerous causes of morning stiffness. ...Read more

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Managing Morning Sickness (Checklist)

Avoid having an empty stomach
hourly
Eat protein-rich foods such as nuts
every 3 hours
Sip on ginger ale or other carbonated beverages
at bedtime
Keep crackers and ginger ale next to your bed
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What can I do to avoid joint stiffness in the morning?

What can I do to avoid joint stiffness in the morning?

Stiff Joints: You can try stretching before you go to bed. You can also try some advil/motrin before bed. Some stiffness in the morning is normal but if it lasts more than a few minutes then you may want to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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15 years old female, mild joint stiffness in morning that doesn't last too long, constant fatigue, mild reynauds, chronic knee pain, could it be RA?

15 years old female, mild joint stiffness in morning that doesn't last too long, constant fatigue, mild reynauds, chronic knee pain, could it be RA?

Joint pain& fatigue: Yes it could be Rheumatoid arthritis, but other causes of arthritis should be considered, also Lyme disease since you are suffering from chronic fatigue, see your Dr. Your pediatrician might do some work up or refere you to a rheumatologist. Feel better. ...Read more

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What caused joint stiffness/swelling just in the mornings?

What caused joint stiffness/swelling just in the mornings?

Rheumatoid arthritis: That would be the most common. Can be osteoarthritis or other inflammatory arthritides. ...Read more

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What is joint stiffness?

What is joint stiffness?

See your doctor: A look is worth a thousand words....try advil or aleve but see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...Read more

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How can I make body joint stiffness go away?

How can I make body joint stiffness go away?

Use them: Excerise is great for joints but should find out what is causing the stiffness before staring. Stretch is essential. Check with your doc, they may want you on nsaids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Joint stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Joint stiffness?

This is self expla-: -natory. It means that joints R stiff, usually worse in the am or after a period of rest. Can B due to arthritis or a autoimmune disease. The actual cause requires a work up by Ur PCP or an orthopedic surgeon, & get referrals if need B. ...Read more

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How do you increase flexibility if you are suffering from joint stiffness?

Keep slowly trying: Yoga and pilates under the right circumstances are very good at improving flexibilty with all types of people with joint stiffness. Pool excercises are probably as good or better. ...Read more

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Could i join the military with joint stiffness and gout?

Standards: These are the standards: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm.

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Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Yes: Also localized tissue death and cellulitis and can lead t death if not treated. It is the most dangerous & deadly of all spiders. ...Read more

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How can I make my body joint stiffness go away with yoga or tai chi?

How can I make my body joint stiffness go away with yoga or tai chi?

Either: Both are excellent to work with. I like yoga due to the stretching and balancing component. Patients who have more neuromuscular problems, dizziness issues, back problems find tai chi more helpful. I would try both out and see if it helps. Also drink more water since dehydration from caffeine, not enuf water makes the joints hurt. Use glucosamine and curcumin for joint pain. ...Read more

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Lower back and joint stiffness? How often should I stand and stretch?>

Lower back and joint stiffness? How often should I stand and stretch?>

Often: There is a genetic condition that causes lower back and large and small joint stiffness, called ankylosing spondylitis. If this is the cause of your stiffness you should see a rheumatologist who will prescribe x-ray studies and an anti inflammatory to start the treatment. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint and back stiffness. You should definitely see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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If one wanted to ease joint stiffness, what fruits and vegetables and minerals would be good?

Avoid night shades: To help joint stiffness, eating an anti-inflammatory diet is key: 9 servings of fruits and veggies (3 cups dark greens, 3 cups the cruciferous veggies and the then the rest). Dark veggies are not so great like eggplant. Add curcumin and glucosamine as well as increase the water intake (0.5oz for each pound you weigh!). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

Joint stiffness: Generally speaking, adequate warmup, regular adequate stretching of muscle groups crossing the joint, with adequate cool down. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

Scar tissue.: You may have arthrofibrosis (scar tissue), within the joint. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, and sometimes it requires surgery, to remove scar tissue. ...Read more

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What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

Joint stiffness: These symptoms are common with infections/ inflammation. Viral/ bacterial/rickettsial/ parasites can cause these symptoms. Viral illnesses are the most common etiology. Other causes may include rheumatological causes/auto-immune diseases, inflammation following infections but are less common. ...Read more

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What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause joint stiffness in my hands?

Arthritis : Classically, rheumatoid arthritis presents w/ stiffness in the finger joints, and sometimes pain, in the morning esp.See a rheumatologist for evaluation and " rheumatoid profile" lab work-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on lantus (insulin glargine) 30 units and am experiencing joint stiffness?

I am on lantus (insulin glargine) 30 units and am experiencing joint stiffness?

Diabetes joint pain: People with diabetes can have musculokeletal problems. This occurs in the soft tissues and is called diabetic cheiroarthropathy. Whether the symptoms are related to this or to another condition your evaluation will look for these possibilities. ...Read more

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What are good herbal remedies for joint stiffness?

What are  good herbal remedies  for joint stiffness?

Fish oil: Fish oils and the omega 3 fatty acids have been good for joint stiffness as well as glucosamine with chondroitin and msm. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (side: upper) and back injury. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  back pain (side: upper)  and back injury. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

Options: Some things you can try at home for back pain include a warm shower with the water aimed at your back, a heating pad (insure that you don’t get burned), stretching & Tylenol or NSAID’s. If your pain is severe or chronic, a medical evaluation would be prudent. Acupuncture & massage can be beneficial for some types of back pain. ...Read more

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How can I make my hand joint stiffness go away?

Let me try to help: Stiffness in the hand joints is not normal must some underlining cause, have x-ray and have doctor to look at them he wil be to help you.Thanks. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of each finger?

Psoriatic Arthritis?: If you are young and have big, sore, or inflammed middle joints of your digits: 2-5, you are more likely to have psoritic arthritis particularly if your large knuckes are not involved. If you are over 50, the DJD of the hands is more likely. If you think you have ra, then have your dr. Get a ccp antibody. It should be positive. If you or a family member has psoriasis, all bets are off on ra! ...Read more

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I have extreme pain from my shoulder blades to my thighs, my skin is sensitive and almost feels like sunburnt. I have increasing joint stiffness.

CTD: What you are experiencing may be due to an underlying auto-immune/connective tissue disease process. See your doctor for further evaluation, exam, x-rays, and lab work to make sure this is not what you are suffering from. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of index finger?

Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of index finger?

Sprain/trigger/OA: Middle knuckle stiffness can be due to many problems, such as trigger finger, pip joint sprain or arthritis. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good starting point for treatment. If your symptoms persist, go see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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Joint Stiffness (Definition)

-natory. It means that joints R stiff, usually worse in the am or after a period of rest. Can B due to arthritis or a autoimmune disease. The actual cause requires a work up by Ur PCP or an orthopedic surgeon, & get ...Read more