Causes of Morning Stiffness From Arthritis
The stiffness that occurs upon waking is a persistent problem for many people with arthritis, even those on a regular treatment regimen.1
Arthritis Foundation. Inflammation and stiffness: the hallmarks of arthritis.
It can affect those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis, and is due to a variety of factors.
This article explains the possible causes of morning stiffness in arthritis and what you can do to make your mornings less painful.
Causes of Morning Stiffness
Morning stiffness can be caused by different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of arthritis. For example, if you have RA or another type of inflammatory arthritis, your morning stiffness will likely last more than an hour—or even several hours.2
Morning stiffness that goes away after half an hour or less is more likely to be osteoarthritis (OA) or another non-inflammatory musculoskeletal condition.2
A possible cause of morning stiffness is called the “gel phenomenon.”…
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Article submitted to MSRN by Pat France, MSRN Member and Senior!