Stiff Joints

General or Other | Rheumatology | Stiff Joints (Symptom)


Stiffness in the joints is the feeling of difficulty moving a joint or the apparent loss of joint movement. The stiffness often accompanies joint pain and/or swelling. The joint pain is also known as arthralgia.


Joint stiffness can be caused by injury or disease of the joint and is a common finding in conditions of arthritis. Sometimes, injuries, or inflammation of adjacent areas can cause pain that can limit the movement of a joint and perceived joint stiffness.

The decrease in joint range may originate within the joint (intra-articular) or in the surrounding tissues and ligaments, muscles, tendons and skin (extra-articular), but eventually tend Asher mixed. Among the congenital diseases they cause all accompanying agenesis of longitudinal bone replacement by fibrous structures deltejido unexten causing retraction, diversions and extra-articular rigidities: agenesis of the tibia or fibula, ulna or radius agenesis.