Frequent morning stiffness can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent morning stiffness, we could:
|Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis||95%||Confirm|
|Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia||5%||Ruled out|
Roughly how often do you experience morning stiffness?
Possible responses:→ I don't have morning stiffness / don't know
→ Less than once a month / rarely
→ At least once a month
→ At least half the time / most of the time
→ Every morning