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Doctor insights on: Stiffness In Forefinger Joints

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Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Somewhat: The joints are moved via muscles, which are controlled by nerves. It's best to address all of these to get the greatest results. Joint and spinal manipulation would likely be a better choice being more directly related to the joint and effecting the nerve input to the muscles. Visit your chiropractor and get a massage. Treat yourself! ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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How can I make body joint stiffness go away?

How can I make body joint stiffness go away?

Use them: Excerise is great for joints but should find out what is causing the stiffness before staring. Stretch is essential. Check with your doc, they may want you on nsaids. ...Read more

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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Good question: Inflammatory arthritis is often though of first, but even poor sleep can cause morning stiffness. ...Read more

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How do you increase flexibility if you are suffering from joint stiffness?

Keep slowly trying: Yoga and pilates under the right circumstances are very good at improving flexibilty with all types of people with joint stiffness. Pool excercises are probably as good or better. ...Read more

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Joint stiffness in the morning..What do I do?

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist and have the problem evaluated. There are numerous causes of morning stiffness. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid joint stiffness in the morning?

What can I do to avoid joint stiffness in the morning?

Stiff Joints: You can try stretching before you go to bed. You can also try some advil/motrin before bed. Some stiffness in the morning is normal but if it lasts more than a few minutes then you may want to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Could i join the military with joint stiffness and gout?

Standards: These are the standards: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm.

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What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

Arthritis: Can be early signs of arthritis. Possibly gout, rheumatoid, psoriasis, response to an injury, etc... See ur phys for proper eval and reccs. ...Read more

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Painful joints, stiffness, mostly in am and at bedtime! please help me somebody.?

Painful joints, stiffness, mostly in am and at bedtime! please help me somebody.?

Antii-nflammatory Rx: If you have tried the simple remedies of anti-inflamatories such as ibuprophen or aleve, you need to have a medical checkup to rule out more serious causes like rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases. If you have associated fever you could have an infectious process such as lymes disease. ...Read more

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 ...Read more