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very stiff joints...should i be concerned??

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  • Posted By: TikiTee
  • September 20, 2007
  • 01:41 AM

Hello! I am a 21 yr old female, and have been having this issue with my joints for at least a few years and am wondering if it is something I should be concerned about.

I started noticing that it was abnormal when I took a class that required us to sit on mats on the floor...people would sit, leaning back on their hands, with arms extended, legs out...and could sit like that for nearly the whole class, and appeared to get up with zero issue.

Me on the other hand struggled every class to find a comfortable position. When I would sit like that, after only a few minutes, getting out of the position, or shifting my weight would cause a pretty bad pain in my wrists...im sure you have experienced it yourself after sitting on your knee, or in your wrist...that really painful feeling where your joint is stuck in that position, and it is painful when you move it...

this happens constantly to me, and is not ::normal:: I am visibly in pain when I move out of a position I have been in for too long which is weight bearing on any joint. This happens at my shoulder joints, hip joints (especially when I am just laying on my side), knees, ankles, wrists, you name it...

It doesn't hurt when I am actually weight bearing on the joint, only immediately after, and the pain only lasts for 30 seconds or so (if that). It affects me everyday, but I've adapted to it by just changing positions a lot, and well, just dealing with the short burst of pain.

I am fairly active, eat pretty healthy and am at a healthy weight (~118lbs and I am 5'3'')...

so what gives?? Should I be concerned??

Thanks :)

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