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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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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.


Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
6M people helped
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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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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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.


Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
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What are the causes of join stiffness and pain?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
22M people helped
What are the causes of join stiffness and pain?

Inflammation: Joint stillness and pain are caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
26 years in practice
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Causes of weird body stiffness?

Dr. Joseph Shen
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Douglas Dedo
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
47 years in practice
42K people helped
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When will stiffness after liposuction go?

Dr. Douglas Dedo
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
47 years in practice
42K people helped
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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Dr. Howard Fox
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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I have a slight pain/stiffness in my left heel upon waking, what could this be ?

Dr. Howard Fox
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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I have all over stiffness in my body even more in my shoulders, what should I do?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
34M people helped
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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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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What can be done for morning stiffness?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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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Dr. Samuel Miles
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
686K people helped
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How do you cope with the pain and stiffness of fibromyalgia?

Dr. Samuel Miles
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
686K people helped
How do you cope with the pain and stiffness of fibromyalgia?

Treatment: Treatment for fibromyalgia includes exercise and medications which effect norepinephrine, like tricyclics antidepressants or cymbalta. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Board Certified, Endocrinology
47 years in practice
3M people helped
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Dr. Erin Robertson
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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A feeling of painful stiffness on the right side waist line comes and goes , especially when standing up.What might be the cause ?

Dr. Erin Robertson
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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A feeling of painful stiffness on the right side waist line comes and goes , especially when standing up.What might be the cause ?

A couple of things: That area has abdominal & core muscles, ascending large colon, some small colon, lung/diaphragm, liver, gall bladder, ureter, kidney, & is not too far from appendix & ovary. I'm thinking pulled/strained muscle, but it could be "referred pain" rough translation "problem not where pain felt" which doesn't really help you. Keep an eye out for other clues. What makes it worse, better? Food? Fluid? BM? ...Read more

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