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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
1,012 doctors shared insights

Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Overview)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness.


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
1,012 doctors shared insights

Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Overview)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness.


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I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

It does for many: CP is quite variable in it's effect on patients from mild to disabling. Early and persistent work with therapy & Botox injections can often reduce the progression but over time the practical need for more assistance places many in a chair that would love to retain mobility. Muscles move better when they are balanced which is lost and worsens with age. ...Read more

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back stiffness ,sweating , off balance with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

 back stiffness ,sweating , off balance  with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

Balance problems: If you have had a lobectomy for lung cancer, please rule out recurrence first. If these symptoms have persisted for the last 13 years, I can understand your frustration. I imagine screening labs have been done as well as a thorough neurological exam. If not, please request them. Problems with balance is worrisome. It can be an inner ear problem, B12 deficiency, or cerebral. Stop all supplements . ...Read more

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Am i depressed or sick . night sweats, stiffness in back muscles, balance trouble,movement makes me sick an dizzy an vision zigzags, ?

Am i depressed or sick . night sweats, stiffness in back muscles, balance trouble,movement makes me sick an dizzy an vision zigzags, ?

Maybe both.: I would see a physician for medical evaluation before making any assumptions that symptoms are primarily due to depression or other mental health conditions. Take care. ...Read more

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Should i risk the radiation dose of a hip CT scan due to left hip dysplasia that has not manifested as pain yet but stiffness and movement problems?

Should i risk the radiation dose of a hip CT scan due to left hip dysplasia that has not manifested as pain yet but stiffness and movement problems?

Yes: You should discuss with your physician the reasons for the ct scan and how information gained from the ct scan might alter your treatment. ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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My son aged 14 years is having multiple epiphysyeal dysplasia, stiffness in joints, reduced range of movements in all joints. Pls. Suggest treatment.

My son aged 14 years is having multiple epiphysyeal dysplasia, stiffness in joints, reduced range of movements in all joints. Pls. Suggest treatment.

Joints: Child needs to see pediatric orthopaedic surgeon . At physical therapy program needs to be established. Long term plan needs to be established ...Read more

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After i fell and the left side of my lower back hit a hard object, i used a heating pad to soothe my back. Two months later, i now feel stiffness on the bruised part of my back when i make certain movements. Do i have myositis ossifans?

After i fell and the left side of my lower back hit a hard object, i used a heating pad to soothe my back. Two months later, i now feel stiffness on the bruised part of my back when i make certain movements. Do i have myositis ossifans?

Unlikely: Myositis ossificans (MO) is less likely to affect the muscles of the back rather then the muscles of the leg for example. Xrays would show bone growth in the muscle. You could still have a bone bruise or still a muscle strain or sprain. See your medical provider. For future injuries, ice instead of heat and anti-inflammatories might help. Physical therapy may be helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Few possibilities: You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction such as bppv or meniere's disease or something similar to this. Go and get seen. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident as a passenger&my medical records says"possible labral tear"i have limited movement to my shoulder, stiffnes&pain-is it torn?

I was in a car accident as a passenger&my medical records says"possible labral tear"i have limited movement to my shoulder, stiffnes&pain-is it torn?

It depends: 90% of the diagnosis comes from a thorough history and physical examination. Then you have a list of the possible things wrong with the shoulder and use the MRI to prove or disprove that list. Depending on the accident, shoulder stiffness can some from many reasons. I would get it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon if not done already. ...Read more

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Iam in the 3rd trimenster and my baby movement decreased after taking dexamethasone injection?

Iam in the 3rd trimenster and my baby movement decreased after taking dexamethasone injection?

Decreased fetal move: The decreased fetal movement is probably not due to dexamethasone. Any decreased fetal movement should be evaluated with and ultrasound and fetal monitoring. ...Read more

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Decreased movement of the baby during 38th week of pregnancy?

Decreased movement of the baby during 38th week of pregnancy?

See your doctor: Right away! This may be a sign of a problem! ...Read more

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Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

Depends on GA: When you have in decreased fetal movement, the doctor will have to assess why and depending on the finding may deliver the baby or may set up "testing" weekly or twice weekly. If you have more questions, schedule an appointment with me at www.healthtap.com/expert/26018697 ...Read more

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I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a few months i've gained weight but my appetite had decreased i feel movement in my lower left abdomen neg p.T?

I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a few months i've gained weight but my appetite had decreased i feel movement in my lower left abdomen neg p.T?

Pregnancy sysmptoms: If negative preg. Test most likely you are not pregnant. Do a blood preg. Test if still have doubts. Check your thyroid or gastrointestinal tract to find causes of your symptoms. Define pregnancy symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I have not had a bowel movement in 5 days, before this i was fine. I'm having trouble passing it, decreased urine, can't sit, stand, walk please help

I have not had a bowel movement in 5 days, before this i was fine. I'm having trouble passing it, decreased urine, can't sit, stand, walk  please help

Medical Emergency: While there could be lots of causes of these problems which are not as bad, it sounds a lot like the symptoms of cord compression. Cord compression can cause irreversible paralysis if left untreated. You should go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Have not had a bowel movement in 2 days I have pain in my stomach feel like I don't wanna eat feel like I'm gonna vomit appetite has decreased?

Have not had a bowel movement in 2 days I have pain in my stomach feel like I don't wanna eat feel like I'm gonna vomit appetite has decreased?

Drink water: Drink plenty of water - at least 8 full (8oz) glasses and continue even after this ends. Also, don't eat except some prunes and/or drink some prune juice. OTC laxatives can be too harsh for some, but if you know they suit you - that might be needed. If it is not better by a day or two - you need to see a provider to help clear it up and since it's a holiday - that may be hard. Best wishes! ...Read more

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