Frequently Asked Questions
7. What are the warning signs of osteoarthritis?
Warning signs of osteoarthritis include
- joint pain
- swelling or tenderness in one or more joints
- stiffness after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time
- a crunching feeling or sound of bone rubbing on bone.
Not everyone with osteoarthritis develops symptoms. In fact, only a third of people with x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis report pain or other symptoms.