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Joint Stiffness

The leading cause of stiff joints is rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Other causes include obesity, bursitis, autoimmune disorders like lupus and gout. While in arthritis, the stiffness of joints is experienced after a prolonged lack of joint movement, like while getting up in the morning after a night's sleep. But as the day progresses and the joint engages in activities, the stiffness reduces. But in the case of joint stiffness due to infection, the stiffness increases as the day progresses. Hot compress after waking up, reducing weight, exercising regularly, and pain medications are some methods to control pain and stiffness at home.

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Can arthritis cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness of the joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old overweight male. I have had severe knee pain, inflammation, and stiffness for two days. I cannot keep my leg straight due to the pain; it is also severe when bending my knee. Previously, I have used tablet Ibuprofen for my knee pain. Also, recently I have been diagno...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest the below treatment plan for five days: Tablet Emanzen-D (Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily. Tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) once daily on an empty stomach. Consult a specialist doctor, talk to him or her, and take ...  Read Full »

I have clinodactyly, and it is causing pain. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, My little fingers have been bent since birth, and I was told that I had clinodactyly. I am 22 now and have had no problem with these bent suckers until about two months ago. In the last two months, I have been getting incredible pain and tingling in both my little fingers. While driving a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Clinodactyly is an inherited condition characterized by bent fingers. Typically, any issues arise during childhood due to excessive growth or bending. Given that you're already past the growth stage, it's unlikely that this condition will suddenly manifest. Nevertheless,...  Read Full »

My mother has been suffering from severe joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 58 years old, and for the past few months, she has been experiencing some troubling symptoms. She has been complaining of moderate to severe joint pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion in her joints. It has been affecting her daily life significantly. I am really con...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Hypertension can be due to several causes, the most common being essential hypertension, of which the exact cause is not known. A sedentary lifestyle, obesity, high salt or sodium intake, and substance use can a...  Read Full »

Why is my wife experiencing joint pain, swelling, and immobility?

Query: Hello doctor.My 46-year-old wife has had pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited hand mobility during the past few weeks. She has no additional health conditions and is not taking any medications. I am inquisitive about knowing more about effective treatments and techniques for relieving pain and man...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is important to rule out inflammatory causes of pain, swelling, and restricted mobility in the hand. The pain usually settles down on its own, but if it lasts more than six weeks and the morning symptoms last more than half an hour, it is most likely due to an infla...  Read Full »

What could be the possible cause for rashes all over the body and joint stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a daily clock-like work for four years. I finished remodeling a manufactured home and college working full time. Every night starting around 9 PM I start to get stiff and then it slowly worsens by 11 PM. I can barely lift an arm or stand up without pain. Opening a bottle an...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The rashes do look like urticarial. It may be induced by environmental changes or it may be due to some other problem coming up. But, they do happen due to some form of inflammation ...  Read Full »

Does my scan report suggest the cause of my low back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not remember any spine trauma. I do have morning stiffness of greater than one hour with will become better with movement. I have this issue for the past seven years. My HLA-B27 is positive. Am I suffering from inflammatory spondyloarthropathy or ankylosing spondylitis? I have attach...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The SI joints show minimal linear hyperintensity on STIR (short TI inversion recovery) sequence (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is mild edema and not the usual findings which are seen in inflammatory spondyloarthropathy. Probably, it is in the ...  Read Full »

I have rheumatoid arthritis with degenerative changes and reduced space between bones. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, my rheumatoid factor was above 200 IU/mL, and I was under treatment with HCQS for about six months. Now, my rheumatoid factor is 42 IU/mL. The x-ray that I took a couple of years ago suggests degenerative changes and reduced space between bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rheumatoid arthritis cannot be cured entirely, but it can be well controlled. I would suggest you discuss with your doctor to start you on HCQS (Hydroxychloroquine), Etoricoxib, Calcium, vitamin D3, and Prednisolone. Based on your liver and kidney function tests, it is ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know about dysautonomia, its diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having periodic feelings of pressure in my head with tinnitus for several years. I also have occasional crunching in my neck when I move, poor sleep, continual soreness and stiffness in my back and hips, constant weakness, and fatigue. I thought it was because of aging and managed...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I would explain that dysautonomia is a neurological disorder characterized by autonomous nervous system dysfunction. It usually leads to orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia syndrome, low blood pressure after eating, abnorm...  Read Full »

Is my pain in the joints related to genetic disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male. My height is 5 feet and 5 inches and my weight is 121 pounds I am a software engineer. For the last four months, I am having pain in both hips. To be more precise, the pain is in the front side of the joint between the hip and thigh. Around four months back, I had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are very young and should not be having the kind of hip pains that you have described. I have also gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have sent and there are some points that we have to concentrate on and discuss wit...  Read Full »

I have been feeling weakness, stiffness, and pain in my body, arms, and joints which is worrisome. My blood tests show low iron levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have not felt right for the last couple months. I first noticed that I was feeling unusually tired at midnight like my body felt weak. Then I started to notice that my arms felt weird. It is hard to explain but it felt like I could not have them resting, like I had to cross them or tu...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your health concerns in detail and checked your reports. I would like to share with you some of my observations that can help us understand what are the possibilities of diagnosis, sudden weakness, or any change in the sensation in any part of the body limb...  Read Full »

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