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Doctor insights on: Stiff Shafts

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Causes of weird body stiffness?

Many possibilities. : Nearly 700 of them, in fact! please read this: http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/symptoms/stiffness/common.Htm. ...Read more

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Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Symptoms on 1 side: Anytime symptoms are involving 1 whole side of the body (particularly numbness or weakness), a neurological evaluation is warranted (and urgently - if not emergently). Stroke must be ruled out before other diagnoses can be entertained. ...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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When will stiffness after liposuction go?

When will stiffness after liposuction go?

What do you mean?: If the "stiffness" is firmness under the skin where you had liposuction, it depends upon type (laser?). Usually the firmness is actually induration from the normal healing response. This can last for 8-12 weeks. If you had laser it will last up to 6 months. ...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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What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Morning stiffness?

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

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What is a good mattress to buy if you have chronic back stiffness?

Tempurpedic: Tempurpedic or memory foamconforms to your body vet effectively. ...Read more

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What might cause chronic back stiffness and pain after a long flight?

Severa things: If each time you fly you experience back stiffness, you may have minor disc disease or a disc bulge. These are more prominent when sitting, and pressing on nerves running to back muscles lead to stiffness. Equally it could just be that you have chronic back strain, which is exacerbated by prolonged sitting when flying. ...Read more

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I have back stiffness from a injury around 3-4 years ago, what to do?

I have back stiffness from a injury around 3-4 years ago, what to do?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. 90% of back problems are treated without surgery. ...Read more

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I have all over stiffness in my body even more in my shoulders, what should I do?

I have all over stiffness in my body even more in my shoulders, what should I do?

Stiffness: Is the stiffness in the muscles, the joints, or both? Is it constant or intermittent? What makes it worse? What makes it better? How long has it been present? An NSAID (advil/ motrin/aleve/etc) may help reduce pain & inflammation as may moist heat & gentle exercise, but see doc to find out cause in a 26 y/o (unless it's from overexertion in work/sports/bodybuilding/etc) any hx tick bite? ...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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What to do if I am having stiffness in my spine is there any specific medicine which can help me?

You need a workup: There are a number of conditions, most of them benign,so it is difficult to guess.See someone you can trust and find out what is going on. ...Read more