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What are first signs of knee osteoarthritis?

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The first sign of knee osteoarthritis is often pain and stiffness. Just like hip trouble, it usually aches more in the morning. You may find that your knee locks or buckles when you walk. Eventually it starts to hurt and you may have trouble flexing the joint. You may feel worse when you kneel or go up and down stairs.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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