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   Posted 1/4/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.  I have been really stiff lately- mainly in my hands and legs and take bouts of this more and more often.  It doesn't even necessarily coincide with the pain.  I was just wondering about everyone else, do you all often suffer with stiffness?

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   Posted 1/4/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Libby, Every morning I wake up stiff. Before I get out of bed, I do some gentle stretching
before I get into the shower. Stay as active as you can without overdoing. Stiffness comes
with fibro, arthritis and a number of ailments. Heat and movement help.

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   Posted 1/4/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the above post. Keep moving and gentle stretching. I am stiff for a good couple of hours before I feel better. It takes movement. Especially with arms and legs.

I hope that you start to feel better soon.

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   Posted 1/4/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
When you all talk about stiffness are you talking about joint stiffness or tight muscles??? I don't have any joint stiffness but my muscles feel sizes too small for my body sometimes. The other morning I was so tight I did some stretches but went a little too far with the left shoulder and ended up in worse shape for several hours.
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   Posted 1/4/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's muscle stiffness.  I stretch every morning.  I sit most of the day at work also and try to get up as much as possible.
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