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Joint Stiffness

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Joint Stiffness Symptoms & Signs

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Joint stiffness is the sensation of difficulty moving a joint or the apparent loss of range of motion of a joint. Joint stiffness often accompanies joint pain and/or swelling. Depending on the cause of joint stiffness, joint redness, tenderness, warmth, tingling, or numbness of an affected area of the body may be present. Joint stiffness can be caused by injury or disease of the joint and is a common finding in the arthritis conditions. Joint damage, including stiffness, can also occur following injury to the joint. Sometimes injuries or inflammation of the adjacent areas, such as bursae, can cause pain that may limit the movement of a joint and be perceived as joint stiffness. Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia.

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Longo, D.L., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011.

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Other Causes of Joint Stiffness
  • Bone Tumor
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Trauma or Injury
Examples of Medications for Joint Stiffness
  • acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain
  • aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
  • ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
  • naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
  • Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Over-the-Counter Products


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