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Health Tip: Can You Recognize Osteoarthritis Symptoms?

Joint pain, stiffness are most prevalent

(HealthDay News) -- Osteoarthritis, a condition in which the cartilage in the joints between the bones erodes, can also cause excess pieces of bone called bone spurs to grow around the joints.

Identifying osteoarthritis early can bring about treatment that will be more effective.

Here are the best known symptoms from the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Gradual worsening of chronic joint pain, that is worsened by exercise or weight-bearing activity.
  • Swelling in the joints.
  • Limited range of motion in the joints.
  • Joints that are especially stiff in the morning.
  • The joints grating during motion.
  • Joint pain that worsens during rainy weather.
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