Joint That Does Not Move

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It the sensation of difficulty moving a joint or the apparent loss of range of motion of a joint.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Involuntary movements

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Numbness of lower limbs

  • Recent weight loss

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • History of cerebrovascular disorder

  • Muscle pain (myalgia)

Possible causes

Related serious diseases

  • Elbow dislocation / nursemaid's elbow

    Dislocation of the elbow joint. In young children, the elbow joint is loose and can become dislocated simply by pulling on the arm. Affected children may complain of severe pain or become unable to bend the elbow.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

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