Why do my joints ache at night?
October 6, 2010 7:45 PM Subscribe
Every evening, a couple of hours before I usually go to bed, the joints in my feet, legs, and knuckles seem to stiffen up and need to be stretched and cracked constantly. What's going on, and how do I prevent it?
posted by Think_Long to health & fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is this due to fatigue from the day, and just means that I should just go to sleep? It happens when I'm really starting to wind down and getting sleepy.
Or, is this because I haven't been exercising, and my body is sore from inactivity?
In an ideal world I could stay up until I need to go to bed without having to stretch out and crack my toes, ankles, and knuckles every 3 minutes.
I'm sure this is a pretty common ailment and has been asked many times before, but I have an inherent distrust of googling for health-related advice. All I can find is stuff related to menopause, and I'm pretty sure that's not me, being a mid-20's male and all.