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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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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 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 could cause grinding in low back? Worse if i let muscles relax. Degenerated facet joints at l3/4 could that be cause? It is disgusting and hurts.

What could cause grinding in low back? Worse if i let muscles relax. Degenerated facet joints at l3/4 could that be cause? It is disgusting and hurts.

Yes: Degeneration of the cartilage in the facet joints is among the most common cause of crackling and popping in the neck and back. When the spine is healthy, the cartilage surfaces are smooth and the ligaments tight. When the cartilage wears down it is no longer smooth causing what is known as crepitance, which is a grinding of the two uneven sides of the joint. ...Read more

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What causes pain in joint and stiffness of leg muscles for 15 year old boy.?

Many reasons: Joint pain can be from physical activity, as can the muscle stiffness. However, serious diseases can cause joint inflammation (swelling, limp). It's best to have his pediatrician check him to be sure there are no signs of something serious. ...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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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