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Stiffness

Self-care

Over-the-counter medications include acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB). Range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, stretches, and aerobic exercise may also help.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Fever
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Severe, unexplained joint pain and swelling
  • Recent injury
  • Weakness

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