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.

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What caused joint stiffness/swelling just in the mornings?

Arthritis. Can be early signs of arthritis. Possibly gout, rheumatoid, psoriasis, response to an injury, etc... See ur phys for proper eval and reccs. Read more...
Rheumatoid arthritis. That would be the most common. Can be osteoarthritis or other inflammatory arthritides. Read more...

What causes joint stiffness/aching/swelling only in the mornings when I first wake up?

Inflammation. Morning stiffness in joints, especially if symmetrical, is caused by inflammation. Workup by rheumatologist is recommended. Read more...
Arthritis. Early sign of rheumatoid arthritis is stiffnes and swelling in am that takes two hours or more to resolve. Read more...
Arthritis . Is main cause of your symptoms. Check with doctor may want you on nsaids. Read more...

What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

Depends. On injury. Generally the tissue around the joint, including tendons and ligaments are injured making movement more difficult. Additionally, swelling may occur which will also cause stiffness. Read more...
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...

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...

What health condition can cause joint stiffness?

Arthritis. Can be early signs of arthritis. Possibly gout, rheumatoid, psoriasis, response to an injury, etc... See ur phys for proper eval and reccs. Read more...

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list. There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. Read more...

What health conditions cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Very few. As many people feel stiffness, as feel pain, when their arthritis begins.Tight muscles is simple answer, but not the answer most often. Hypothyroidism can make you feel stiff. I feel stiif, but with some soreness after too vigorous exercise. Age stiffens us all, because or collagen fibers crosslink with ageing. If anti-inflammatory drugs help your stiffness (aleve (naproxen) or motrin), you have arthritis. Read more...
See below. Any condition that can cause you to retain water and swell the arms and legs can cause joint stiffness. For instance, low thyroid can do this. Certain heart, kidney and liver conditions that cause you to retain fluid can also make your joints feel stiff. Conditions that stiffen the skin called scleroderma can also make the joints feel stiff. Certain neurological conditions also. See your doc . Read more...

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple. Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. Read more...