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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Joint Stiffness (Overview)

-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.


Dr. Milroy Samuel
74 doctors shared insights

Joint Stiffness (Overview)

-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.


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How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

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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What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

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 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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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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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Good question: Inflammatory arthritis is often though of first, but even poor sleep can cause morning stiffness. ...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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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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
959 doctors shared insights

Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

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