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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Arthritis Hurt More In The Morning And Get Better Throughout The Day

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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Why does arthritis hurt so much more in the morning?

Why does arthritis hurt so much more in the morning?

See below: Arthritis seems to cause stiffness in a joint that has not moved for a while. You will notice that even during the day, after a period of immobility, joints will feel more stiff when you begin to move again. At night, our joints are relatively immobile during sleep and feel much stiffer in the morning. ...Read more

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6yr old says his legs hurt sometimes.Happened few times months b4.in the morning mostly,and now his arm hurts sometimes,could it be arthritis?

6yr old says his legs hurt sometimes.Happened few times months b4.in the morning mostly,and now his arm hurts sometimes,could it be arthritis?

Mgt: This can occur with growth, but if there are any other signs such as stiffness, swelling, fever or rash, I would advise seeing a Pediatric Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Good Morning! My fingers hurt not all of the time how can I out if it's arthritis ?

Good Morning!  My fingers hurt not all of the time  how can I out if it's arthritis ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My fingers feel tight in the morning, is that a start of arthritis?

My fingers feel tight in the morning, is that a start of arthritis?

STIFFNESS: It might. Usually they are stiff for more or less than 30 mins. Other factors need known(age, fam history, occupation, repetitive use, etc.) please review these with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could my aches and body pains in the morning be caused by my pregnancy or arthritis?

Both: Morning pain is typical of arthritis. However, if you are pregnant your body is going to many changes and this could also affect you. ...Read more

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My daughter is dignosed with arthritis she is 8 year old is there any cure.Its worst in the morning. Please help?

My daughter is dignosed with arthritis she is 8 year old is there any cure.Its worst in the morning. Please help?

See below: At this age, she most likely has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. While there is no cure, there are several treatment options. You should discuss treatment with her rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Very painful to straighten my knees in the morning. No injury. Better once up and moving but if I kneel down it's painful once again. Arthritis?

Could be arthritis: The answer is it could be. Patients with osteoarthritis do have more pain in the morning do likely to fluid accumulation. However it can be other problems such as rheumatoid arthritis (>60 minutes) or parapatella syndrome. You are welcome to consult me or see someone who specializes in musculoskeletal disease ...Read more

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