Osteoarthritis causes stiffness

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Avatar n tn You are perfectly with day to day life doing exercises and all sorts of movement activities but still you getting pain in the joints and stiffness means some sort of issues are there with the joints. You better consult a doctor and take the pain relievers before the pain increases.
3060903 tn?1398568723 In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness. A flare-up can be brought on by several factors, including: injury stress changes in the weather OA affects 27 million Americans. In this article, we list the best ways to treat and prevent flare-ups, which are marked by increased pain and stiffness. What are the symptoms of a flare-up?
Avatar f tn Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possible causes include rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative/ osteoarthritis, infections, inflammations, neuromuscular issues etc. At this stage I would suggest consulting a rheumatologist for an evaluation and appropriate management. Hope this is useful. Take care!
Avatar m tn First of all I have hypothyroidism that is now under control. For several months now I have been experiencing pain and stiffness in all of my joints and muscles. This pain has gotten worse over these months and now it hurts to do anything, it even hurts to do nothing. My doctor has ruled out lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. I am in the process of more tests now but I don't know what to do in the mean time. I have 3 kids and a husband to take care of but I can't even take care of myself.
4226456 tn?1354123528 After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away. I am also experiencing wrist pain, carpel tunnel type symptoms in one hand that I dont use much for writing or anything. Wakes me up at night. I am not over weight and I am very active. I don't understand what is going on. I was checked for autoimmun diseases and that was negative.
Avatar f tn Pain in left shoulder and left side of neck. Severe stiffness on waking up and find it difficult to move.
Avatar f tn I am becoming disabled (trouble walking and using my muscles), and it has been getting worse for years. My first symptom was morning stiffness, in my sacroiliac and neck and back. Then the stiffness has up my spine into my neck (and now I have soreness at the base of my skull). I also started having muscle aching in my legs when I stood or walked. I feel ill all the time and tired (by mid afternoon I am ready to fall asleep.
Avatar f tn There can be varied symptoms in fibromyalgia. Every person may not have the same symptoms. There is pain and stiffness throughout the body. Fibromyalgia may occur alone or in conjunction with rheumatic disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Lack of sleep can be a precursor of these tremors. Tremor is not one of the essential symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn penetrating ulcer in stomach, pancreas, and frozen shoulder is a common cause for stiffness and pain in shoulder. This could also be a sign of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Consult an orthopaedician for assessment and a physician if there are no bony or cartilaginous causes found. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn I have a touch of osteoarthritis in my right hand: The thumb joint at the palm is swollen (knobby) and occasionally aches and/or gets stiff. I'm in otherwise excellent shape for a 59-year-old man: I've exercised regularly for decades, eaten well, am often mistaken for 40s. I've recently considered taking up the piano again after decades of not playing. Would this hurt my hand, would it accelerate the progression of arthritis? Or would it help? Many thanks.
Avatar n tn Diagnosed by uric acid levels in the blood) ,polymyalgia rheumatica(an inflammatory disorder that causes widespread muscle aching and stiffness, primarily in your neck, shoulders, upper arms, thighs and hips.) and polyarteritis nodosa. I feel that you should consult a rheumatologist soon and get yourself evaluated. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn waht is traveling pain? i have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of more joints than i knew i had. a friend of mine went to the doctor and said the arthritis might also be related to fibro. what do you thing?
Avatar f tn I am not sure what your question is, but gout and osteoarthritis itself can cause ankle, wrist, shoulder and elbow stiffness. This can result in whole right arm stiffness. Lupus usually causes more generalized symptoms like fatigue, rashes, numbness, tingling, fever etc. It does not cause symptoms restricted to joints.
Avatar m tn The main symptom is acute pain, causing loss of ability and often stiffness. "Pain" is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associated muscles and tendons. OA can cause a crackling noise (called "crepitus") when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasm and contractions in the tendons.
Avatar n tn Does the pain shift from one joint to another? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar n tn There are various causes of multiple joint pains like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pathology, thyroid problems etc. It is difficult to comment without examination. You can read more about this on: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030915/1151.html Do consult an orthopedic specialist too. You could have injured interphalangeal joint of your finger. The multiple joint involvement could also be due to infection or due to reactive arthritis. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Numbness in the leg and knee pain could be due to number of causes. Pinched nerve, sciatica can lead to tingling and numbness. Leg numbness could be due to peripheral arterial disease to diabetes. Problems affecting the arteries like peripheral arterial disease can cause cramping pain that occurs with exercise. In osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus there is joint pain, stiffness and swelling. This is only speculation.
Avatar n tn If this does not help then you need to look into osteoarthritis of the back as this causes joint stiffness in the mornings. In your case it could be aggravated by the shower. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar f tn I am a female-age 55. My undiagnosed symptoms, all getting worse: 2001: Stiffness across back of pelvis. Leg muscle aching when standing or walking. 2003: Stiffness progresses to upper chest, and base of skull; Momentary pulses in head, with vision darkening. 2005: Leg muscles becoming stiff, heavy and painful with exertion. Harder to walk. Can not kneel down and get up, or walk toes, or stand on one leg. 2007: Feeling ill every day; Chronic cough with sputum, Throat dryness.
Avatar f tn If these conditions are ruled out , please check for other causes of knee stiffness like arthritis, knee tendonitis ,osteoarthritis,meniscus injury etc. Please consult an orthopaedic surgeon for the same .Hope this helps you .Take care and regards !
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar f tn Does the pain shift from one joint to another? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae).
Avatar m tn Hello, Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of joint pain and stiffness.Did you get your thyroid evaluation recently? Joint pain and stiffness may also be found in arthritis. There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout.
Avatar f tn Possibilities that may need to be considered include neuro-muscular issues such as nerve impingement, muscle injuries, inflammation, joint causes such as degeneration, vascular causes, micronutrient deficiencies etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar m tn This ball-socket joint is one of the largest and most important joint of the body. The causes of chronic hip pain is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are most common reason for the pain. Or damage of lower body in an accident leading disability. The surgery is recommended by a surgeon and consultant on the basis of the pain and not by the age, but most of patients are between 50- 80 years.
Avatar n tn neck-pain in the top of my neck into the bottom of my head,followed by stiffness knees-left one hurts more at times,pops,grinds when extended,at times becomes very painful where i cant even put weight on it or straighten it. i got my blood tests back today which were negative for rheumatoid and Lyme arthritis.pain comes and goes whenever it feels like it.so ive been trying to figure out what it could be and its making me go insane.i guess the worse thing to do is try to diagnose yourself.