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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.

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The Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front which makes him a very hard horse to assess but is seems likely he has not stopped improving yet and the stiffish track should suit.
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A stiffish suspension set-up may shake you up a touch but the car's ability to dance through bends is pleasing, and there's little sign of any roll.
For creme chantilly, whip cream with sugar and vanilla essence to stiffish peaks and either pipe or dollop generous amounts on top of mousse and sprinkle with cocoa powder.
The Warriors played into the stiffish breeze in the first half and found themselves with a chance of opening the scoring in the first minute.
DROOPYS DAVE has gone 11 without a win but has generally performed well in face of some stiffish tasks and Paul Young's charge is fancied to land a deserved success in the 9.
This time I got a stiffish G and T and we discussed how difficult it was to find craftsmen to restore one's palaces.
Stiffish suspension settings keep body roll firmly in check while the steering gives plenty of feedback to the driver.
The Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front, which makes him very hard to assess, but it seems likely he has not stopped improving and the stiffish track should suit.
The Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front which makes him a very hard horse to assess, but is seems likely he has not stopped improving yet and the stiffish track should suit.
A stiffish breeze meant the water was a little choppy but the pitch and roll of the boats added to the fun for the children-and queasiness of the few of us who had not found their sea legs.