The following Conditions are related to Stiffness

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  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis facts Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease. As many as 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States have ALS, and an estimated 5,000 people in the United States are diag  Read More

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

    While there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, there are treatments to help control symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.1. One of the most common medications doctors prescribe for ankylosing spondylitis is methotrexate. This drug has been used for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases for many years. It works by inhibiting the body's immune system from attacking itself and reduc  Read More

  • Arthritic rheumatoid disease

    Arthritis is a disease that affects your joints and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common type is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. It's more common in older people, but it can happen at any age. Osteoarthritis can also be caused by injury or repetitive stress on the joints. 1. The most common medication i  Read More

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune syst  Read More

  • Arthritis, infectious

    Infectious arthritis can be caused by several different types of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The most common cause of infectious arthritis is gonorrhea (also known as ""the clap""), which usually affects people who have had unprotected sex with an infected partner. However, there are other types of bacteria that can cause infections in joints as well. Arthritis medications for arthritis include over-the-counter p  Read More

  • Arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Some children may experience symptoms for only a few months, while others have symptoms for many years. Some types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis can  Read More

  • Calcium gout, familial

    Familial articular chondrocalcinosis is a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by deposits of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals (CPPD) in one or more joint cartilages resulting in eventual damage to the joints. Symptoms may develop due to decreased activity of the enzyme nucleoside triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase. The symptoms of familial articular chondrocalcinosis mimic those of classical gout and may include swelling, st  Read More

  • Camptodactyly-cleft palate-clubfoot

    Gordon syndrome is an extremely rare disorder that belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as the distal arthrogryposes. These disorders typically involve stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs (distal extremities) including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles. These joints tend to be permanently fixed in a bent or flexed position (contractures). Gordon syndrome is characterized by the permanent  Read More

  • Camptomelic syndrome

    "Camptomelic syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects the development of certain bones in the body. It is most commonly found in children, but it can also affect adults. Camptomelic syndrome is diagnosed through a physical exam, and it can be confirmed with X-rays and/or CT scans. Camptomelic syndrome is caused by a mutation in the FGFR2 gene. This gene controls how your body grows bones, especially those of the hands and feet. When a pe  Read More

  • Connective tissue disease

    There is no cure for connective tissue disease, but there are medications that can help treat symptoms. The first step in treating any type of connective tissue disease is to see your doctor and get a diagnosis. From there, you'll start working with them to find the right treatment plan for your specific condition. That might mean taking medications like steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to  Read More

  • Diaphyseal dysplasia camurati-engelmann

    Diaphyseal dysplasia Camurati-Engelmann (DCD) is a genetic disorder that affects the growth of bones in children and young adults. It is caused by a mutation in the COL2A1 gene, which encodes a protein called type II collagen. This mutation results in an abnormal production of type II collagen, causing the bones to grow abnormally and become weak over time. The disease causes progressive limb deformities, joint pain, and arthr  Read More

  • Dmc syndrome

    DMC syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 2,500 people. It's characterized by a combination of developmental, muscular and connective tissue disorders that generally appear in early childhood. 1. The condition can cause abnormalities in your body's tissues and organs, including the heart, muscles and bones. It can also affect your blood vessels and nerves. These health issues can make it diff  Read More

  • Epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign

    Though some cases of osteochondrosis can occur and heal without you even knowing, the most common symptom is pain near the affected joint. Pain can occur due to either physical activity or pressure applied to the area. Other symptoms may include: swelling tenderness joint popping joint locking joint weakness joint stiffness an inability to fully straighten the a  Read More

  • Frozen shoulder

    Frozen shoulder, medically called adhesive capsulitis, is an inflammatory condition of the shoulder that persists for more than three months. Initially, it restricts a range of motions, especially external rotations. The advanced stages limit the movements in all directions. Frozen shoulder occurs four times more in females than in males. The non-dominant shoulder is more prone than the dominant side. Planning of treatment str  Read More

  • Ischemic necrosis of bone

    Ischemic necrosis of bone is a degenerative condition of the bone characterized by the death of cellular components of the bone secondary to an interruption of the subchondral blood supply. It is also known as aseptic necrosis, avascular necrosis, and osteonecrosis. It primarily affects the tips of the long bones at weight-bearing joints. The commonly affected sites are the hip, femoral head, knee, talus, and humeral head.  Read More

  • Jansen disease

    wJansen type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia is an extremely rare progressive disorder in which portions of the bones of the arms and legs develop abnormally with unusual cartilage formations and subsequent abnormal bone formation at the large (bulbous) end portions (metaphyses) of these long bones (metaphyseal chondrodysplasia). As a result, affected individuals exhibit unusually short arms and legs and short stature (short-limbed dwarfism), fin  Read More

  • Jansen metaphyseal dysostosis

    Jansen type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia is an extremely rare progressive disorder in which portions of the bones of the arms and legs develop abnormally with unusual cartilage formations and subsequent abnormal bone formation at the large (bulbous) end portions (metaphyses) of these long bones (metaphyseal chondrodysplasia). As a result, affected individuals exhibit unusually short arms and legs and short stature (short-limbed dwarfism), find  Read More

  • Jansen type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia

    Jansen type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia is an extremely rare progressive disorder in which portions of the bones of the arms and legs develop abnormally with unusual cartilage formations and subsequent abnormal bone formation at the large (bulbous) end portions (metaphyses) of these long bones (metaphyseal chondrodysplasia). As a result, affected individuals exhibit unusually short arms and legs and short stature (short-limbed dwarfism), find  Read More

  • Kienbock disease

    Kienbock Disease is an acquired bone disorder. Abnormalities of the lunate bone in the wrist develops following an injury or inflammation. Recurrent pain and stiffness occur in conjunction with thickening, swelling and tenderness in soft tissue overlying the lunate bone. The range of motion in the wrist may become limited.  Read More

  • Knee bursitis

    Knee bursitis facts A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between moving tissues of the body. There are three major bursae of the knee. Bursitis is usually not infectious, but the bursa can become infected. Treatment of noninfectious bursitis includes rest, ice, and medications for inflammation and pain. Infectious bursitis is treated with antibiotics,  Read More

  • Knee pain

    The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include: Swelling and stiffness Redness and warmth to the touch Weakness or instability Popping or crunching noises Inability to fully straighten the knee When to see a doctor Call your doctor if you: Can't be  Read More

  • Kniest chondrodystrophy

    There is no cure for Kniest chondrodystrophy, but there are some medications that can help control symptoms. The most common treatment is a drug called prednisone, which can be used to treat inflammation and swelling associated with the disease. Doctors will also often prescribe pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help manage symptoms like joint pain and stiffness. Treatment options include surgery,  Read More

  • Kniest dysplasia

    Fortunately, there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms of Kniest syndrome. In addition to surgical options, there are medications that can help reduce pain and swelling, as well as physical therapy options that can help improve mobility in milder cases. If you have kniest dysplasia or another medical condition, it's important to talk with your doctor about what treatment options might be best for  Read More

  • Kyphosis

    Mild kyphosis may produce no noticeable signs or symptoms. But some people experience back pain and stiffness in addition to an abnormally curved spine. When to see a doctor Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice an increased curve in your upper back or in your child's spine.  Read More

  • Lcpd

    Several medications can be used to treat Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD). The type of medication you will receive depends on the severity of your condition and whether you have had it for a long time. The most common LCPD medications include: 1. Pain relievers: These include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium. These medications can help you feel less pain when exercising or doing d  Read More

  • Marble bones

    There is no cure for marble bones, but there are ways to manage the condition. The best way to manage marble bones is by getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. This will help you maintain a healthy weight, which can reduce the risk of fractures. If you're worried about fractures or want to prevent them, you may want to consider wearing hip protectors while playing sports or doing activiti  Read More

  • Neck pain (cervical pain)

    There are a few different medications that your doctor can prescribe to help relieve neck pain (cervical pain), but the best treatment is often to change the way you move and stretch your body.The best way to prevent these symptoms from becoming chronic is to address them early on by making changes in your lifestyle and exercise routine. For example, if you spend long hours at a desk job, try taking breaks througho  Read More

  • Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include: Pain. Your joint may hurt during or after movement. Tenderness. Your joint may feel tender when you apply light pressure to it. Stiffness. Joint stiffness may be most noticeable when you wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity.  Read More

  • Osteochondritis dissecans

    Osteochondritis dissecans facts Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint condition whereby a variable amount of bone and its adjacent cartilage loses its blood supply. The cause of osteochondritis dissecans is often unknown. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and even locking of the joint. Osteochondritis dissecans is best diagnosed with imaging studies. Arthroscopic surgery is a procedur  Read More

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

    Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis facts Polymyalgia rheumatica causes pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. Polymyalgia rheumatica is diagnosed by characteristic symptoms associated with abnormal blood testing for inflammation. Polymyalgia rheumatica is treated with low doses of cortisone medications. Giant cell arteritis is a result of inflammation of arteries. Giant cel  Read More