For people of all ages, arthritis is usually marked by symptoms of swelling, joint pain, decreased mobility and morning stiffness
. Morning stiffness
is actually one of the most telling findings of arthritis.
Participants who practiced MBSR showed a reduction in RA symptoms, including pain, early morning stiffness
, and the number of tender and swollen joints.
In case of inflammatory type, there is morning stiffness
, pain at night and early morning which improves with exercise.
"For some people, morning stiffness
can be accompanied by pain, which may be severe and occur all over the body, or just in certain joints.
Clinical symptoms such as pain (10-point Visual Analogue Scale--VAS), numbness, tingling, morning stiffness
, vegetative disorders (dry skin, nail plate cracking) and difficulties in activities of daily living (10-point Activities of Daily Living Scale--ADL) were taken into account in the study.
Typically, people with osteoarthritis can struggle with this for about 30 minutes, while for inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), morning stiffness
can make it difficult to move for at least an hour.
The characteristics of the study population are summarized in Table 1, including DAS28 grades and morning stiffness
. The case and control groups were well-matched in terms of gender (male proportion=44.67% vs 48.67%) and age (mean age=54.50 vs 53.84 years).
Thirty-nine per cent of the patients had no morning stiffness
. 41.9% of them had less than 30 minutes and 19% had more than 30 minutes of morning stiffness
Stretching exercises and hot showers help ease morning stiffness
in the joints.
(97.8%) and fever (86.7%) were the most common clinical presentations.
Early symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain in joints, early morning stiffness
in feet for more than 30 minutes and swelling in feet and back.
For a kid with psoriasis, at every office visit, I ask about morning stiffness