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Stiffness Treatments

Stiffness: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for stiffness are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes the discomfort of stiffness, decreases the risk of developing serious complications, and helps a person to live a normal active life.

A common cause of stiffness, osteoarthritis, is often treated using a combination of medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids. Treatment also includes regular medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise, hot and cold therapy, and possibly surgery.

Other causes of stiffness may require similar plans and additional treatments, such as oral or intravenous antibiotics, orthopedic splints, mental health counseling, hospitalization, intensive care and life support measures.

Treatments for Causes of Stiffness

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Stiffness:

More causes: not all possible causes for Stiffness are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Stiffness.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Stiffness:

The following list of conditions have 'Stiffness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Stiffness:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Stiffness' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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