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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness (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.

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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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Causes of weird body stiffness?

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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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Tip)

Living with Degenerative Arthritis

I visualize Goodbye to morning stiffness Hello to function. ...See 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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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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Fibromyalgia (Tip)

Fibromyalgia

Gentle exercise will help reduce both pain & stiffness. It will contribute to a sense of wellness. ...See 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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Recovering from a Stroke (Tip)

Recovering from a Stroke

Don't give up. Move your joints to avoid stiffness. Work on strengthening weak muscles. ...See more

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