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Stiffness (Overview)

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


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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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Stiffness (Overview)

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


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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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When will stiffness after liposuction go?

When will stiffness after liposuction go?

Depends...: If by “stiffness” you mean firmness of the tissues that were treated with liposuction surgery, it may take 1 to 3 months for the inflammation/swelling to subside. As the inflammation/swelling subsides, you will find that the tissues will soften. It may take even longer for the skin to “bounce back” after the liposuction procedure. As always, your plastic surgeon will be your best resource. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain/stiffness in my left heel upon waking, what could this be ?

I have a slight pain/stiffness in my left heel upon waking, what could this be ?

The most common: Cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, the hallmark symptom of which being pain after rest. But that's by no means the only cause of heel pain. At 61, a common cause of heel pain is loss of the fat pad under the heel. There are also some arthritic conditions which are associated with heel pain. So rather than give you an internet diagnosis and possibly mislead you, it's best to see a podiatris. ...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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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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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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