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What's the cause of morning stiffness of muscles and joints?

What's the cause of morning stiffness of muscles and joints?

Swelling: This can be just a little in the tissues and after you are up and about the use of the joints and soft tissues mobilize the swelling and decrease it leading to improvement. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Morning Joint Stiffness (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What can be done for morning stiffness?

What can be done for morning stiffness?

Etiology : Morning stiffness can be done to a variety of causes from arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue diseases, pmr, etc. The point is that there can be a variety of causes and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

Exercise: Am pain upon arising is usually just related to some degenerative changes that cause some muscular tightness that usually resolves once up & about but may be an early warning of things to come if not proactive in terms of regular exercise including stretching, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines. Weight control is important as is cessation of smoking if you have this habit. ...Read more

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How to prevent or lessen morning stiffness? (24yr old female, not pregnant)

How to prevent or lessen morning stiffness? (24yr old female, not pregnant)

Stretch: When you're lying in bed all night your muscles aren't given the chance to stretch and contract and they stiffen up by morning. This is normal. I'd try to work in a 5 minute stretching routine each morning starting with your neck, shoulders and back. Stay hydrated, and get aerobic exercise each day. If you are having swelling and fevers along with stiffness, time to see your doctor. Cheers! ...Read more

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How do I prevent morning stiffness?

How do I prevent morning stiffness?

Morning stiffness : One is not supposed to get morning stiffness . Morning stiffness based on whether whole body or certain regions of the body warrants further evaluation . Morning stiffness in association with fatigue malaise etc should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in conjunction with any other associated symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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What can be done for morning stiffness?

Etiology : Morning stiffness can be done to a variety of causes from arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue diseases, pmr, etc. The point is that there can be a variety of causes and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could I do to reduce pain and morning stiffness?

See below: You need to find out what is causing these symptoms in order to best treat whether it is osteoarthritis or something inflammatory such as rheumatoid arthritis. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Morning stiffness: is it possible that someone with r.A. To not to have morning stiffness?

Unusual but can ...: Unusual, since stiffness usually precedes overt pain. But I have seen this many times. ...Read more

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Is morning stiffness fibromyalgia?

Is morning stiffness  fibromyalgia?

Many causes: There are many causes for morning stiffness, most of which can be diagnosed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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