What is Muscle Stiffness?  Muscle stiffness is when the muscles feel tight and difficult to move, particularly after resting. It is usually not a cause for concern but requires treatment.

Causes Of Muscle Stiffness

Firstly, Excessive exercise 

Hard , physical labor as a result of excessive exercise of some kind usually causes muscle stiffness. For Instance too much of jogging or running downhill, using weights, doing squats, doing push-ups and lots more

Secondly, Sprains and strains

These are the most common causes of muscle stiffness. Strains are particularly common in the legs and lower back. Common areas prone to sprains include: knees, ankles, wrists and thumbs

Thirdly, Bites or stings

Bites or stings may cause a red, swollen lump on the skin, which can be painful. Wasps, hornets, bees, horseflies, ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders and midges cause this. Insect bites or stings may cause muscle stiffness, especially if they become infected.

Fourthly, Infections

Some infections cause muscle stiffness in addition to other symptoms. These infections include: tetanus, meningitis, HIV, polio, lupus, influenza etc.

Last but not the Least is Medications :

Side effects of some medications such as statins (drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol) and anesthetics can cause muscle stiffness.

  • Additional causes of stiffness include:
  • a lack of daily physical activity
  • being overweight
  • having a poor diet
  • not sleeping properly
  • being in a cold or damp environment


To cure muscle stiffness and its discomforts, work with MUSCLE STIFFNESS CLINIC physiotherapist at EFFECTIVE PHYSIOTHERAPIST & FITNESS CLINIC for a treatment plan

Our therapist will prescribe appropriate regular exercises, alongside stretching, to relieve muscle stiffness. Also with the new concept called Body Servicing Therapy, many of our patients have reported healing from stiffness.

Schedule appoint with the Physiotherapist

Or call: 0803 436 5055  | 0811 885 6060

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