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