Joint Aches, Muscle Stiffness (Rigidity) And Weight Gain

Reviewed on 12/14/2020

Joint aches, muscle stiffness, and rigidity can be related to arthritis conditions or to other illnesses. Weight gain can be related to reduced physical activity or overeating. Sometimes weight changes and physical symptoms can be linked to depression or emotional disorders. Be sure to seek a doctor's advice if you experience concerning symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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