Lots of people might feel stiffness first thing in the morning, but if the problem persists, it may be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. If the stiffness lasts for more than a few minutes first thing in the morning, it could be a sign of deep-rooted inflammation. Stiffness may also occur after sitting or napping for long periods of time. Set aside ten minutes each morning to stretch muscles and joints before starting the day. There is also a benefit from stretching at night before bed as well.
Continue reading to further learn how joint stiffness is related to rheumatoid arthritis.