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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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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


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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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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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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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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