Morning Stiffness

What Causes Chronic Morning Stiffness?

Chronic morning stiffness can have various causes and aggravating factors, and finding these means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose chronic morning stiffness, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Skeletal Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about morning stiffness:
Morning stiffness. Do your joints feel stiff or painful when you wake up in the morning?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No / less than once a year
→ Yes, but rarely - less than once a month
→ Yes, it started less than 6 weeks ago
→ Yes, it started over 6 weeks ago
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of morning stiffness, infrequent morning stiffness, recent onset morning stiffness or chronic morning stiffness, The Analyst™ will ask further questions about:
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