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

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Dr. Andras Perl
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Morning stiffness in joints, especially if symmetrical, is caused by inflammation.
Workup by rheumatologist is recommended.

In brief: Inflammation

Morning stiffness in joints, especially if symmetrical, is caused by inflammation.
Workup by rheumatologist is recommended.
Dr. Andras Perl
Dr. Andras Perl
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In brief: Arthritis

Is main cause of your symptoms.
Check with doctor may want you on nsaids.

In brief: Arthritis

Is main cause of your symptoms.
Check with doctor may want you on nsaids.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Arthritis

Early sign of rheumatoid arthritis is stiffnes and swelling in am that takes two hours or more to resolve.

In brief: Arthritis

Early sign of rheumatoid arthritis is stiffnes and swelling in am that takes two hours or more to resolve.
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