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Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Infections: Rheumatoid arthritis can start at any age. Ghonorrhea can do this as well as other infections google it. The list is long. If hot and red see a doctor soon if it goes away on it's own that does not mean the problem is over.It can be deeper in the body and more dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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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What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

Scar tissue.: You may have arthrofibrosis (scar tissue), within the joint. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, and sometimes it requires surgery, to remove scar tissue. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause joint stiffness in my hands?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause joint stiffness in my hands?

Arthritis : Classically, rheumatoid arthritis presents w/ stiffness in the finger joints, and sometimes pain, in the morning esp.See a rheumatologist for evaluation and " rheumatoid profile" lab work-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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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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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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I recently came off Lexapro (escitalopram) (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) cause this?

Probably not: But pretty much any side effect is possible w/ any drug. However, having it happen 3 wks after stopping doesn't raise a lot of suspicion. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d insufficiency cause joint stiffness and joint pain Iam 18 vit d 6 months before was 12ng/ml at present 28 ng/ml.normal antinuclear test ?

Could be: The relation between vitamin D levels and joint pains is not clear cut. It is good that your vitamin D level is now near normal. You may wish to continue taking 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

Joint stiffness: These symptoms are common with infections/ inflammation. Viral/ bacterial/rickettsial/ parasites can cause these symptoms. Viral illnesses are the most common etiology. Other causes may include rheumatological causes/auto-immune diseases, inflammation following infections but are less common. ...Read more

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I am on lantus (insulin glargine) 30 units and am experiencing joint stiffness?

I am on lantus (insulin glargine) 30 units and am experiencing joint stiffness?

Diabetes joint pain: People with diabetes can have musculokeletal problems. This occurs in the soft tissues and is called diabetic cheiroarthropathy. Whether the symptoms are related to this or to another condition your evaluation will look for these possibilities. ...Read more

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What are good herbal remedies for joint stiffness?

What are  good herbal remedies  for joint stiffness?

Fish oil: Fish oils and the omega 3 fatty acids have been good for joint stiffness as well as glucosamine with chondroitin and msm. ...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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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...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