Osteoarthritis: Symptom and Causes


  Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary from patient to patient. The most common symptoms are:
  • Pain in the joints which get worse especially in the evening after a day time activity
  • Soreness of the affected area of the joint after periods of overuse or inactivity
  • Pain and stiffness after periods of inactivity that may go away quickly when activity resumes
  • Muscle weakness and difficult to move the joint
  • Deterioration of coordination, posture and walking due to pain and stiffness
  • Swelling of the affected joints
OA symptoms


Osteoarthritis occurs due to the degeneration of the cartilage. The most common cause is obesity and other Common risk factors of osteoarthritis include:
  • Older Age
  • Genetics or hereditary
  • Weakness of muscles
  • Injury
  • Certain occupations where repetitive stress on a particular joint occurs

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