What Are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis symptoms and severity vary – no two patients experience osteoarthritis the exact same way. The most common signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:16
- Sore, painful joints
- Joint stiffness and swelling
- A grating sensation when you move your joints
- Decreasing range of joint motion and flexibility
- Joint weakness
The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis could mean that you have trouble sleeping and increasing sensitivity to pain. Anxiety and depression are common among those who are living with chronic pain.16
Early diagnosis and proactive therapies can help you manage your osteoarthritis.
Did you know that osteoarthritis can affect more than one joint?
If you have osteoarthritis in your hands, it may be difficult for you to maintain your grip or fasten buttons. In your hips, knees or ankles, osteoarthritis may result in difficulty walking, standing up after a prolonged period of sitting, bending down, kneeling or climbing stairs.16