Causes of muscle stiffness


Myositis [top]

  • Progressive onset of muscle stiffness and weakness muscle stiffness muscle weakness
  • May cause proximal muscle weakness - difficulty sitting from standing
  • Elevated CK

Hypothyroidism [top]

  • Weight gain
  • Coarse skin
  • Constipation, change in bowel habit
  • Bradycardia
  • Hoarseness, menorrhagia muscle stiffness