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Posted 07/30/2020 in Category 1 by Amelia Grant

7 Surprising Symptoms of Osteoarthritis That You Need to Know


7 Surprising Symptoms of Osteoarthritis That You Need to Know

There are a lot of different types of arthritis. However, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are probably the most well-known among them. Osteoarthritis is a condition that often caused by joints overuse. This disease is common for elder people but may occur at any age. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder that affects about 30 million people only in America. 

Osteoarthritis is a disorder that makes the cartilage that cushions the bone’s ends to wears down. As a result, the bones start rubbing each other causing unpleasant symptoms. Osteoarthritis is a disease that progresses slowly and becomes worse over time. Some experts even believe that any person who lives long enough will develop a certain degree of osteoarthritis. 

It is important to determine the symptoms of osteoarthritis at the early stage. Thus, you will be able to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. Below are outlined 7 main symptoms of osteoarthritis and how it differs from rheumatoid arthritis. If you experience one or several of these symptoms then be sure to let your rheumatologist know about it. This may be both manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. 

1. Pain

Pain is the most obvious symptom of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, there is a big difference between the pain these conditions cause. Osteoarthritis causes the joint pain that gets worse when you use it and disappear after the rest. Rheumatoid arthritis causes general weakness and pain even when you rest and become worse when you move. 

Osteoarthritis symptoms are also more localized than rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis makes you feel generally tired and osteoarthritis pain is often limited around the joint. 

2. Mild swelling

People with osteoarthritis have swelling but it is often mild and joints are not felt warm. The joints may feel tender or a little painful. People with osteoarthritis most often experience swelling after physical activity. However, as condition progress, the swelling becomes more prominent. 

3. Bone spurs

Bone spurs are a common symptom of osteoarthritis that get worse as the condition develops. Bone spurs are a condition that makes bone to deposit around the affected joint. Thus, your joint looks deformed and bigger. This can be quite painful and cause a lot of discomfort. 

Fortunately, it is possible to manage bone spurs with help of medications. The doctor may also offer stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis. This is a modern effective way to relieve osteoarthritis symptoms. 

4. Limited range of motions

Osteoarthritis is a condition that decreases the flexibility of the joint significantly. This may compromise your movements. Osteoarthritis often makes it impossible for patient to bend leg completely. This may interfere with such activities as walking or stair climbing. 

5. Asymmetry

Osteoarthritis is a condition that most often affects the joints on one side of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis most often affects both sides of the body. This disease characterized by symmetry and often appear in both knees or both hands. If osteoarthritis affected the left knee it is unlikely to appear in the right. 

6. Cracking sounds

The joint that affected by osteoarthritis often makes cracking and clicking sounds. This sound appears since cartilage that cushions the bones wears out. Bones rub against each other and make clicking sounds when a person moves joints. This most likely will cause pain, swelling, and loss of motion in the joint.

7. Stiffness

Stiffness is a common symptom of osteoarthritis. Stiffness most often felt after the period of inactivity and disappear after the gentle stretching or moving the affected area. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis usually don’t have stiffness in the mourning. However, those with osteoarthritis may experience stiffness that lasts for several hours. 


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