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.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with joint stiffness or tightness, 78% report having joint pain, 41% report having facial pain, and 41% report having loss of sensation.
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 .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with joint stiffness or tightness include nabumetone, meloxicam, anastrozole (arimidex), ribavirin, methadone, methotrexate, doxorubicin, calcitriol, dexamethasone, disulfiram (antabuse), ascorbic acid, terbinafine topical and cyclophosphamide .
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.