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Are swollen joints a symptom of osteoarthritis?

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Swollen joints can be a sign of osteoarthritis. The area around your joints gets puffy, especially after you use them. You may also notice bumps that form on your joints.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Symptoms," "Osteoarthritis Diagnosis."

UptoDate: "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of osteoarthritis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis."

National Institutes of Health: "Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Osteoarthritis: Signs and Symptoms," "Osteoarthritis: Differential Diagnosis."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "For Patients -- Osteoarthritis."

National Institutes of Health Senior Health: "Osteoarthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis."

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: "Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Symptoms," "Osteoarthritis Diagnosis."

UptoDate: "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of osteoarthritis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis."

National Institutes of Health: "Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Osteoarthritis: Signs and Symptoms," "Osteoarthritis: Differential Diagnosis."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "For Patients -- Osteoarthritis."

National Institutes of Health Senior Health: "Osteoarthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis."

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: "Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 16, 2019

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