morning stiffness

morning stiffness

Etymology: OE, morgen + stif
a period of muscular stiffness after awakening in the morning, a common complaint of patients with arthritis or similar musculoskeletal disorders.

morning stiffness

Limitations of joint and muscle movement that are present on awakening or after resting, but which subside with activity. This is one of the principal symptoms of inflammatory, rather than degenerative, arthritis.
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But by age 55, at least 80 percent of all people will occasionally or continually experience a symptom or two of the disease, which include morning stiffness, pain, tenderness, and limitation of movement of the joints.
ISLAMABAD -- In a recent research, a team of researchers have found that morning stiffness that last for an hour could be an early sign of rheumatoid arthritis
Summary: London [UK], January 9 (ANI): In a recent research, a team of researchers have found that morning stiffness that last for an hour could be an early sign of rheumatoid arthritis.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include pain and fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, memory problems, morning stiffness, sleep disturbances, restless-legs syndrome, numbness or tingling in the extremities, temperature sensitivity, and depression.
Objective: To determine the effects of timing of prednisolone on duration of early morning stiffness, pain score, number of swollen and tender joints, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and disease activity score 28 (DAS-28) in joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Signs that they may have JIA include wanting to be carried for the first couple of hours a day due to morning stiffness, or a persistently swollen knee or limp.
She urged parents to look out for symptoms, which include morning stiffness, skin rashes, ulcers in the mouth, as well as fevers.
A If you have no morning stiffness to speak of, I think this is probably osteoarthritis of the joint where your thumb joins your wrist.
According to his medical history, pain and swelling in his knees, heel, and fingers, and especially morning stiffness in his knee, had started 3 years before he was admitted to the hospital.
The main symptoms are stiff and painful joints, with less than 30 minutes of morning stiffness and the pain tending to be worse while exercising and at the end of the day.
Other symptoms include fatigue, sleep problems, allergies, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, morning stiffness and problems with short term memory and concentration.
The various benefits of boswellia include increased mobility, reduced joint swelling action, steroid use, less morning stiffness and grip strength improved.