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Diagnosing stiffness and its cause may be delayed or missed because in some cases, stiffness may not be severe enough for a person to seek medical care. In addition, diagnosing the underlying or associated disease, disorder or condition can be delayed because noticeable symptoms, such as stiffness, may not occur immediately, such as in rheumatoid arthritis. Stiffness is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for the stiffness.
Some of the causes, which may potentially be dangerous or fatal if left undiagnosed, may include:
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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The following list of medical conditions have 'Stiffness' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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