Ankylosis is a condition characterized by stiffness in the joints. It is caused by adhesion in parts of the joints, which tend to become rigid with age. Because of the fragile nature of the joints and of the muscles and tendons around them, ankylosis patients have an increased risk of injuring those areas. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to restore mobility and movement to the patient.
Patients suffering from ankylosis may benefit considerably from the use of medical marijuana. This may relax the muscles around the affected joints, thereby enhancing movement. Marijuana may also reduce the pain associated with ankylosis.