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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am having extreme pain and burning in my index finger and morning stiffness in other fingers it gets better after the morning. It is only in one hand and iblood work does not indicate rheumatoid arthritis.?
Morning stiffness: We all have stiffness in the mornings. However, morning stiffness that is clinically significant and relevant is stiffness that last more than 30 minutes and has been present for more than 3-6 weeks. If this is the case, I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to consult if needed. ...Read more