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stiff joints are a classic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you can also get them for other reasons. If it’s RA, joint stiffness and other symptoms such as pain or fatigue tend to develop and worsen over several weeks or months. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Stiff Joints : Overview, Causes, Symptoms, Sign and Treatment (1)


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Stiff Joints
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Stiff Joints
  • Stiff Joints is the feeling that the motion of a
    joint is limited or difficult and it is caused by
    inflammation which usually occurs or is worse
    immediately after awakening or after prolonged
    resting or immobility. Stiff joints are common
    with arthritis. Morning stiffness commonly occurs
    with rheumatoid arthritis and other types of
    inflammatory arthritis and gradually lessens with
    activity after an hour or longer.

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Symptoms of Stiff Joints
  • There are various common symptoms of stiff
    joints, which are as follows
  • severe pain
  • rapid swelling
  • joint deformity
  • inability to move the joint
  • intense redness and hot to the touch

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Causes of stiff Joints
  • There are various causes of stiff joints, which
    are as follows
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Lupus
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Bone cancer

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Treatments of Stiff Joints
  • There are various treatments which are
    prescribed by doctors for stiff joints. The
    treatments which are prescribed by doctors are as
    follows
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medication
  • Steroids
  • Exercise The treatments of stiff joints which are
    recommended by doctors consist of different
    procedure, which are as follows
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medication Many mild
    symptoms of joint pain can be relieved by OTC
    medicines. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    (NSAIDs) are the most commonly used medication
    for arthritis. Generic names for NSAIDs include
    aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.

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Treatments of Stiff Joints
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  • Steroids If inflammation and swelling in the
    joint cause joint stiffness, steroids may be a
    treatment option. Swelling and inflammation are
    common with arthritis. Corticosteroids reduce
    inflammation. When inflammation decreases, joint
    pain and stiffness decrease too.
  • Exercise Exercise and physical therapy may help
    increase joint mobility, which can reduce
    stiffness.

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