PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How can osteoarthritis cause noises?

ANSWER

You may hear a crunching sound from pieces of bone rubbing on each other.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

Can osteoarthritis make your joints lock up?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.