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A question about whether an individual has or had stiffness
Symptoms of Stiffness
The following features are indicative of Stiffness:
pain while movement of joints
loss of motion of joints
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Common Causes of Stiffness
The following are the most common causes of Stiffness:
being in resting phase for longer time
Risk Factors for Stiffness
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Stiffness:
exposure to tobacco smoking
joints stiffness is more prominent in females due to hormonal changes
Prevention of Stiffness
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Stiffness. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
do regular exercising
Occurrence of Stiffness
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Stiffness cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Stiffness can occur at any age.
Stiffness can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Stiffness
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Stiffness:
X-ray: To diagnose deformity of joints
Complications of Stiffness if untreated
Yes, Stiffness causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Stiffness is left untreated:
deformity of joints
Self-care for Stiffness
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Stiffness:
Take plenty of rest: To reduce joint inflammation, pain and fatigue
Practice balance exercises: To keep muscles healthy and strong and to maintain flexibility of joints
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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