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Osteoarthritis Signs and Symptoms

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions your joints wears down over time. It can damage any joint but usually affects those in hands, knees hips and spine.  

This condition causes damage to the joints and cannot be reversed. Symptoms of this condition typically gets worse as you age, but there are treatments available such as staying active or maintaining healthy weight to aid in pain management.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain. Joints that are affected may hurt from movement.
  • Stiffness. Stiff joints when resting or waking up.
  • Tenderness. Joint sensitivity when pressure is applied.
  • Loss of flexibility. Lack of motion from the joint.
  • Grating sensation. Cracking, popping, or rubbing feeling when using the joint.
  • Bone spurs. Hard bumps on or near the joint. 
  • Swelling. Soft tissue inflammation near the joint.  

Causes

Osteoarthritis occurs from wear and tear on joints and the cartilage between them. Things like age, obesity, injuries, joint stress, and genetics can all be risk factors for developing Osteoarthritis. If you believe that you may have Osteoarthritis, stop by Moore Healthcare Group today to begin a treatment plan to help manage this condition.  

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