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Osteoarthritis Health Center

Symptoms & Types

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Learn about the symptoms of osteoarthritis, why not all symptoms are the same, and how symptoms of different types of arthritis may be confused with osteoarthritis.


What does it mean if you have swelling? Can arthritis cause fever? Get started learning the symptoms of the different types of arthritis.

Swollen, creaky joints are a hallmark of osteoarthritis -- but they can also be mistaken for something else. Learn the signs of osteoarthritis and how it varies from person to person.

When certain symptoms strike, it's time to call a doctor. Learn which symptoms to watch for.


From osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to other arthritic conditions: Do you know the major types of arthritis?

Patients who have osteoarthritis of the hip sometimes have problems walking. Diagnosis can be difficult at first.

Each foot has 28 bones and more than 30 joints. The following are the most common foot joints affected by osteoarthritis.

Here are answers to your questions about knee osteoarthritis, including how it's treated and what you can do at home to ease the pain.

Here's information about osteoarthritis of the hand, from what causes it to how it can be treated and how the pain can be managed.

Osteoarthritis of the spine is a breakdown of the cartilage of the joints and discs in the neck and lower back.

Your risk of developing osteoarthritis of the shoulder with its pain and physical limitations increases with age. But an injury, such as a dislocated shoulder, can lead to shoulder osteoarthritis even in young people.

Cervical spondylosis is also called cervical osteoarthritis. It is a condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck.


Overuse injuries like tennis elbow are more common in people with osteoarthritis. Learn more about this condition and what can be done to reduce the inflammation.

Trigger finger and osteoarthritis can both cause finger pain. Learn more so you can tell the difference between these forms of arthritis.

Impingement syndrome is common in the shoulder and, like osteoarthritis, more likely to appear as we get older. Learn what it is, how it's diagnosed, and its treatments.

A painful inflammation of the thumb, this overuse injury affects mostly women. Learn how to tell this condition from osteoarthritis, see an image, and more.

Scoliosis is often seen in children and can cause osteoarthritis of the spine. Find out what causes the condition, how it's diagnosed, and your treatment options. 

The knee is a joint which has three parts. The thigh bone (femur) meets the large shin bone (tibia) forming the main knee joint. This joint has an inner (medial) and an outer (lateral) compartment.

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