Last Updated on Jun 22, 2020

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Pain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain- Pain is felt in the joint area and can be aggravated by certain activities like lifting heavy weights, prolonged standing etc. Initially, the pain is of low intensity. It can become constant and unbearable over a period of time.
  • Stiffness in the joint- Stiffness in the affected joints occurs after a period of rest to the joint and causes severe pain while moving the joint.
  • Morning stiffness- Pain and stiffness in the joint appears on waking up in the morning. This stiffness usually lasts for 30 minutes or less and is improved by mild activity that ‘warms up’ the joint.
  • Muscle spasm- The muscle near the joint becomes tight and an attempt to move causes pain.
  • Wasting of muscles- Pain causes limitation in movement; therefore the muscle near the joint has less chance to work and it becomes weak and gets wasted.
  • Sound on movement (Crepitus)- An abnormal rubbing, grating, or crackling sound can be heard on moving the joint.

Comments

CHAITANYAchakravarthi Wednesday, December 26, 2012

can any one post the drugs in pipeline for the oesteoarthritis

SARFARAZ.MODI Wednesday, September 23, 2009

static quadriceps
strengthening exercises for quadriceps and hamstrings.
hot modalities

narinderksingh Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my wife has osteoarthritis. where she can get best treatment

SARFARAZ.MODI Wednesday, September 23, 2009

tell her to approach a good physiotherapist.

anirudhsharma04 Thursday, February 19, 2009

dear sir's
my name is anirudh sharma. my mother has arthritis. what is the treatment of arthritis

guest Monday, October 12, 2009

If the xray shows that the bones are rubbing on each other then a joint replacement is the only option!

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