Harvard Men's Health Watch
What makes my joints stiff in the morning?
Ask the doctor Q. Why are my joints so stiff when I wake up? Is there anything I can do about it? A. Stiffness in the back, knees, or feet is a common complaint I hear from older individuals. People often say, “I’m just getting old,” but old age alone does not cause morning joint stiffness. It is usually an indication of worn joints, muscle tightness, or inflammation from arthritis.