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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A history of cancer, osteoporosis, corticosteroid therapy, abdominal aortic aneurysm, bowel or bladder symptoms, intravenous drug abuse, skin or urinary tract infection, morning stiffness lasting more than an hour, or sensory or motor loss are additional red flags.
The factors associated with the treatment failure in the questionnaire were persistent joint pain, deterioration of functional ability, persistent swelling of the joints, morning stiffness lasting more than one hour, fatigue, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), progression of erosions, rheumatologist's decision about current therapy (patients' questionnaire), patient's opinion about worsening of the disease (rheumatologists' questionnaire), and difficulties in performing paid work.
The patient-reported symptom of morning stiffness is a cause of morbidity and productivity loss for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including patients with early disease as well as those with low disease activity or in remission.
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.
If you have morning stiffness and pain with arthritis, take your later dose of anti-inflammatory painkiller after your evening meal to help when you wake in the morning.
After I finished three bottles, I noticed that I had no morning stiffness and was sleeping much better.
At this time, he had no morning stiffness or joint swelling.
Individuals diagnosed with the disease may also experience sleep disorders, morning stiffness, poor concentration, and occasionally mild-to-severe mental symptoms such as anxiety or depression.
Of arthritis symptoms, Dr Ghita Harifi, rheumatologist at Dubai Hospital, told Gulf News that these typically include morning stiffness, pain, inflammation and damage to the joint cartilage, and swelling.
Efficacy parameters, which included swollen and tender joint count and score, grip strength, 50-foot walking time, duration of morning stiffness, and patient and physician global scores of disease severity, were assessed monthly.
Outside the United States, LODOTRA is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when accompanied by morning stiffness in 16 European countries and Israel and is marketed in Europe through Horizon's distribution partner Mundipharma International Corporation Limited, who also has commercial rights in certain Asian and Latin American countries.