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Joint stiffness or tightness

Also known as Stiff Joint

Joint stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of joint stiffness or tightness are osteoarthritis, breast cancer, and high blood pressure. Other possible causes, such as iron deficiency anemia, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with joint stiffness or tightness often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, x-ray computed tomography, examination of breast, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), pap smear and mammography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with joint stiffness or tightness include nabumetone, anastrozole (arimidex), meloxicam, disulfiram (antabuse), ferric oxide, saccharated (venofer), peginterferon alfa-2b (sylatron), ribavirin, docusate / sennosides, usp, aprepitant (emend), doxorubicin, calcitriol, cyclophosphamide and terbinafine topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for joint stiffness or tightness include race/ethnicity = other. On the other hand, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years almost never get joint stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
1.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
0.6x
Female
1.3x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.8x
Other
3.1x
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