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stiff

Etymology: OE, stif
characterized by rigidity or muscular inflexibility.

stiff

[AS. stif]
Rigid, firm, inflexible.

Patient discussion about stiff

Q. can acupuncture help neck stiffness? I have neck pain- especially stiffness every week- once or twice. Try a lot of things but always comes back. Can acupuncture help? tell me please because if not- I dont want to put needles for nothing...

A. Acupuncture can fix most cases of neck pain, usually in 3-5 treatments. Most neck pain is due to muscular tightness, and acupuncture is very effective at releasing contracted muscles.

here's an article on Acupuncture for Back Pain:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupuncture-and-Back-Pain

The treatment of neck pain is very similar. There are very few cases of side effects with acupuncture. However, if you experience consistent pain that get progressively worse, you should visit your MD for x-rays and an MRI to rule out any structural problems (bone spurs, disc degeneration, tumors, etc).

Q. I received a corticosteroid injection in my left knne th A.M. Knee is all stiff & swollen. Is this normal?

A. actually you might have already had an arthritis in your knee before, then your doctor injected you with a corticosteroid into the affected joint. usually you will feel better (less pain) in your affected joint. if the symptoms don't improve then I suggest you to go see your specialist for further advise and treatment.

Q. i cant stop getting a hard on erection stiffy embarrassing crease in trousers

A. Have you heard of priapism,a condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal. If you suffer from this you should go see a doctor about it.

More discussions about stiff
References in classic literature ?
Your daughter is frozen quite stiff and cold, And shall never have a chest full of gold.
Think of it--booze-guzzlin' stiffs that 'd be afraid to mix it with a sick cat, not fit to hold the coat of any decent man, think of them a-standin' up on their hind legs an' yellin' an' cheerin' me--ME
ME--I did that for a hundred bucks an' a bunch of stiffs I'd be ashamed to wipe my feet on.
She arose, and bowing her stiff, lofty bow, she went away, stopping for neither, thanks nor applause.
His face again resumed its former stiff and cold expression.
And we can't leave the horse behind because the Pumpkinhead is so stiff in his Joints that he has to ride.
Half a dozen chairs stood about the room, straight and stiff, and so ingeniously contrived for the discomfort of the human person that they were irksome even to sight, and conveyed the ugliest possible idea of the state of society to which they could have been adapted.
It seemed a queer anomaly, that so gaunt and dismal a personage should take a toy in hand; a miracle, that the toy did not vanish in her grasp; a miserably absurd idea, that she should go on perplexing her stiff and sombre intellect with the question how to tempt little boys into her premises
Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture.
Then cold The shades of night o'erwhelm them; to the knee In snow, beards stiff with ice.
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