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What are symptoms of osteoarthritis?

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Most often, they develop gradually and include:

  • Joint aching and soreness, especially when you move
  • Pain after overuse or after long periods of inactivity
  • Stiffness after you rest
  • Bony enlargements in the middle and end joints of the fingers (which may or may not hurt)
  • Joint swelling

From: The Basics of Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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