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Have you ever wondered why your joints are stiff in the morning? There are many reasons you may be feeling this -- some are just part of a normal process and others may be cause for concern.
For people who suffer from arthritis, this morning pain or stiffness may be caused by a lack of lubrication in the joint spaces, or from a breakdown in the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. This can happen in your back, fingers, wrists, knees, ankles, or feet.
Many who experience this morning pain find it is short-lived, resolving on its own within 10 or 15 minutes. For others, though, it may linger and begin to affect the rest of the day.
Fortunately, there are some ways you can prevent or reduce the amount of morning stiffness you experience.
Hopefully these tips can help you reduce or even prevent your morning joint pain and stiffness. However, if you experience any of the following, you may want to seek further evaluation with an expert:
Learn more about the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute and how our team can help you.