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Doctor insights on: What Causes Your Joints And Muscles To Stiffen

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What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

Stiff joints: Lots of things can do this. Overdoing it with certain activities/exercize, lack of activity such as being bedridden for a while. If these symptoms continue or worsen or swelling appears discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What can cause al your body to be in pain especially in the joints area, somtimes it makes it hard to grip things tightly. Muscles feels weak aswell ?

What can cause al your body  to be in pain especially in the joints area, somtimes it makes it hard to grip things tightly. Muscles feels weak aswell ?

Arthritis: Sounds like you have arthritis (joint inflammation). In general there are two types - (1) degenerative due to age and (2) inflammatory. (2) is more likely if pain worse in morning with stiffness and multiple/symmetric joints are involved. I would see your doc for full exam, blood test and xrays to differentiate. ...Read more

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What's the cause of morning stiffness of muscles and joints?

Swelling: This can be just a little in the tissues and after you are up and about the use of the joints and soft tissues mobilize the swelling and decrease it leading to improvement. ...Read more

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What is the pathology of pain caused by immobilization of joints and muscles. For example why do some people get pains in their joints while traveling

What is the pathology of pain caused by immobilization of joints and muscles. For example why do some people get pains in their joints while traveling

Joint pain: The lubricating fluid in the joint settles like a snow globe inside the joint. That fluid needs to be stirred up before the joint can be properly lubricated and pain resolve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty. ...Read more

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What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

A variety of things: Osteoarthritis, myositiis, nerve damage, inflammatory arthritis, etc make up a number of things that can affect the joints. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause muscle and joint weakness so bad that it feels like you've been working hard all day even if you haven't?

Can anxiety cause muscle and joint weakness so bad that it feels like you've been working hard all day even if you haven't?

Yes: It can. For example, generalized anxiety disorder includes fatigue and lack of energy in general. Anyway, other causes are possible. You should have a thorough examination and maybe some labs. Possibly, something can be corrected and you could feel just fine. Don t wait, consult with a dr. In his/her office. ...Read more

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Why would having an ESI almost 3 wks ago in my lower back cause serious worsening & new pain in joints & muscles all over my body?

Why would having an ESI almost 3 wks ago  in my lower back cause serious worsening & new pain in joints & muscles all over my body?

Possible side effect: ESI=Epidural Steroid? There may be no relation, but there may be:Steroids suppress your immune system & ability to heal.By lowering immunity, it makes you susceptible to infections that can cause symptoms like new jt/muscle pain all over.Moreover, Steroid side-effects including sleeplessness,high blood sugar, stomach ulcers, & severe arthritis are not unknown as complications. Check w/doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in joints, muscles, headaches and fatigue?

What could cause pain in joints, muscles, headaches and fatigue?

Many conditions: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection. Can also be thyroid issue or lyme disease or other types of infections. Thus you should go see your doctor-. ...Read more

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What causes poor sleep and joint and muscle pain?

What causes poor sleep and joint and muscle pain?

Poor sleep: You really need to see your doctor so they can ask more questions, your symptoms are too vague to narrow down the causes to some usable direction. Or could infectious, metabolic, nutritional, stress, toxin exposure, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes joint and muscle pain in the legs?

See details: The list of possible causes is a long one. Pain can be from local issues such arthritis, tendinitis or bursitis. It can be referred from other areas especially the lower back. It is rarely related to circulatory disorders. ...Read more

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Why does Taxol (paclitaxel) cause muscle and joint pain?

Why does Taxol (paclitaxel) cause muscle and joint pain?

It hurts all over: I work in palliative medicine, and I have seen patients w. Various types of pain when on chemo. Often, they are given opioids (morphine, etc.); some patients do better w. "adjuvant" pain medicines such as seizure meds & anti-depressants, even though they are not having seizures nor depressed--like a fibromyalgia patient! doses vary a lot; close followup w a palliative care doc is a must. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe muscle and joint pain with unknown cause. Now, every time I am in the sun it feels like needles on the back of my neck. Why?

Unknown cause of pai: Assuming u have been to several doctors for evaluations , it is important to understand that we don't always gain explanations for causation of pain . The best course to take is to seek an evaluation from a tertiary Med ctr like a university, Perhaps I have an unusual condition which is not readily recognized ...Read more

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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