• Noreen Noreen
    February 07, 2012
    Pain and stiffness in the legs, arm?
    Noreen Noreen
    February 07, 2012

    I have pain and stiffness in both legs, ankles, and in my right arm? What could be causing so much pain?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    February 09, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    February 09, 2012

     Both stiffness and pain in widespread areas (without swelling) can be characerteristic of a disorder called Fibromyalgia. FM is also characterized by poor sleep, problems with concentration and often problems with stimuli (bright lights, odors, etc.). 

    Check out Health Central for more on Fibromyalgia

    Another disorder called myopathy can cause muscle cramps and stiffness and some neuromuscular disorders can as well.  That will take a doctor to figure out, however. Good luck in your search!

    Here are some links that might be useful in helping you with pain management:

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

    Let’s Talk Pain Meds

    What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds

     


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