Morning Stiffness Arthritis
Many people wake up to a ritual of about 5 to 30 minutes of joint stiffness. We are told this is part of aging and to live with it. Putting on your socks in the morning becomes more frustrating every year. Actually, joint stiffness is a common characteristic of arthritis.
Causes of Joint Stiffness
Joint stiffness is caused by inflammation in the joint which causes increased joint pressure. So, when you move a pressure filled joint it can feel painful and stiff until joint movement pushes out some of this pressure. No matter what causes it, joint pain and stiffness can be very bothersome. No matter what anyone tells you, you do not have to suffer with joint stiffness and pain. There are many options to treating joint pain: hot and cold compresses, pain medication, exercise, supplements and diet are just a few. If you are tired of the quick fixes like meds, creams or stopping your active lifestyle not helping and your symptoms are getting worse each year. You need to rely on the hard facts that specific exercises are the leading source of joint pain and stiffness relief. Though you might think exercise will aggravate your joint pain and stiffness, that’s not the case. Lack of exercise can make your joints even more painful and stiff.
Exercise to ease morning muscle stiffness includes
- Strengthen the muscles around your joints, protecting them
- Reduce morning stiffness and pain
- Help you maintain bone strength
- Give you more strength and energy to get through the day
- Make it easier to get a good night’s sleep
- Help you control your weight
Physiotherapists at We-Fix-U help relieve morning stiffness and painful joints daily.
Once you manage to roll out of bed come see us, we can help, it is not to late.