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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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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