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.