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In dentistry, the reaction force exerted per unit area of the brush during deflection; used interchangeably with firmness in describing toothbrush bristles or filaments; depends primarily on length and diameter of filaments or bristles.
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Patient discussion about stiffness

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:

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 study found 27 new metabolites associated with arterial stiffness.
* Vitamin D has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness and may improve endothelial function.
The way this is quantified is from the stiffness ratio and with proper design the stiffness ratio will be optimized to give proper breakage mechanisms to ensure proper fragmentation sizing is achieved.
It should be noted that previous investigations on muscle stiffness administered massage treatments either without any exercise protocol (Eriksson Crommert et al., 2015; Thomson et al., 2015) or involved only concentric muscle contraction (cycling) (Ogai et al., 2008).
Many people will recover in a short period of time, but some people are stuck suffering from stiffness throughout their daily life.
Morning stiffness is one of the more common complaints doctors hear about from patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatism and those whose bodies no longer rebound after a day of activity.
The different patterns of megabraces lead to differences in the internal forces of key components and in the overall stiffness distribution, which may affect the nonlinear development of the structure.
The torsion stiffness is the most important parameter of a racing car frame.
Essentially, humans assume what our bodies feel reflects the actual, biological state of our body, especially when those feelings are pain or stiffness.
Various researches of children and adult patients gait proved that AFO's efficiency mostly depends on its stiffness (or rigidity), what is usually evaluated based on the energy cost [5-8] or walking performance [9-12].