Why am I stiff at night?
After hand surgery, many patients ask my why my hand is so stiff at night. The reason is simple. At night you're not typically moving the hand. You may notice even after sitting for long periods of time or being stationary, that same stiff feeling will occur. If you are awoken by a stiff joint, obviously the answer is to get up and move it. Whether this be making a fist or just simply moving it. This will make you feel better. Don't be surprised if this could last up to two to three months after surgery.