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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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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...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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Joint stiffness in the morning..What do I do?

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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What is the definition or description of: Joint stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Joint stiffness?

This is self expla-: -natory. It means that joints R stiff, usually worse in the am or after a period of rest. Can B due to arthritis or a autoimmune disease. The actual cause requires a work up by Ur PCP or an orthopedic surgeon, & get referrals if need B. ...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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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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All my joints are sore and i'm only in my late 20's.Burning/stiffness. What could this be?

All my joints are sore and i'm only in my late 20's.Burning/stiffness. What could this be?

Maybe fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a likely possibility with your symptoms. See a rheumatologist for the proper diagnosis. There are several treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to address my joint pain and stiffness?

What can I do to address my joint pain and stiffness?

Find out why.: Could be an arthrititiy or other muskuloskeletal condition. Any other symptoms. Fever/chills, skin abnormalities etc.?Which joints? All or just one area of body. Was there any trauma or have you exercised for first time in a while. If it persists, see a physician. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat sudden joint pain/stiffness?

What can be done to treat sudden joint pain/stiffness?

Acute joint pain: Treatment is determined by etiology. If just tight capsule and surrounding tissues, consider warmup, stretch, modalities/pt/laser, nsaids, purified omega, glucosamine chondroitin. If traumatic, consider further workup and imaging, as well as rest and ice. Surgery for a fracture or significant tear or loose body. ...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 sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What caused joint stiffness/swelling just in the mornings?

What caused joint stiffness/swelling just in the mornings?

Rheumatoid arthritis: That would be the most common. Can be osteoarthritis or other inflammatory arthritides. ...Read more

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Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Yes: Also localized tissue death and cellulitis and can lead t death if not treated. It is the most dangerous & deadly of all spiders. ...Read more

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How can I make my body joint stiffness go away with yoga or tai chi?

How can I make my body joint stiffness go away with yoga or tai chi?

Either: Both are excellent to work with. I like yoga due to the stretching and balancing component. Patients who have more neuromuscular problems, dizziness issues, back problems find tai chi more helpful. I would try both out and see if it helps. Also drink more water since dehydration from caffeine, not enuf water makes the joints hurt. Use glucosamine and curcumin for joint pain. ...Read more

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Lower back and joint stiffness? How often should I stand and stretch?>

Lower back and joint stiffness? How often should I stand and stretch?>

Often: There is a genetic condition that causes lower back and large and small joint stiffness, called ankylosing spondylitis. If this is the cause of your stiffness you should see a rheumatologist who will prescribe x-ray studies and an anti inflammatory to start the treatment. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint and back stiffness. You should definitely see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (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. ...Read more