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Muscle stiffness or tightness

Muscle 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 muscle stiffness or tightness are parkinson disease, sprain or strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Other possible causes, such as spinal stenosis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with muscle stiffness or tightness often receive physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray computed tomography, application of splint, occupational therapy assessment, cat scan of head, hip replacement; total and partial and physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with muscle stiffness or tightness include diclofenac, carbidopa / levodopa, pregabalin (lyrica), ropinirole, sumatriptan (imitrex), metaxalone (skelaxin), sodium acetate, ascorbic acid, verapamil (univer), nortriptyline, clozapine, hydrocortisone and mirtazapine .

Diclofenac
$59
(28 days)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
$148
(28 days)
Ropinirole
$41
(28 days)
Sumatriptan (Imitrex)
$106
(21 days)
Metaxalone (Skelaxin)
$223
(28 days)
Sodium Acetate

Ascorbic Acid
$4
(28 days)
Verapamil (Univer)
$18
(28 days)
Nortriptyline
$8
(28 days)
Clozapine
$137
(21 days)
Hydrocortisone
$21
(21 days)
Mirtazapine
$16
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for muscle stiffness or tightness include race/ethnicity = other age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get muscle stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
1.6x
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