Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include:
- Joint pain
- Stiffness when you wake up or after you’ve been sitting for a while
- Tenderness -- the area is sore when you touch it
- Lack of movement -- the joint won’t complete its full range of motion
- Grating -- you might feel things rubbing together inside the joint
- Bone spurs -- lumps of bone form around the joint
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:
- Joint pain, swelling and tenderness for 6 weeks or longer
- Morning stiffness for at least 30 minutes
- More than one joint affected, especially small joints in your hands, wrists, and feet
- The same joints on both sides of the body are affected
Symptoms of Infectious Arthritis
Symptoms of infectious arthritis may include:
- Joint inflammation
- Sharp pain that is related to an injury or infection elsewhere in your body.
Call Your Doctor About Arthritis If:
- The pain and stiffness come on quickly for no apparent reason.
- The pain comes with a fever.
- The pain develops quickly and is related to redness and extreme tenderness of the joint.
- You notice pain and stiffness in your arms, legs, or back after sitting for short periods or after a night's sleep.
- You have swollen or painful joints for more than 2 weeks.
- You have limited motion in joints for more than 2 weeks.