Symptoms of osteoarthritis
The main symptoms of osteoarthritis are:
- Little up to severe pain during load-bearing activities such as walking or running
- Short-term stiffness in the morning, which disappears when you start to move little bit
- Difficulties with some activities where you have to move your affected joints
Still, in some cases of osteoarthritis, you may not have any signs or symptoms at all, as the pain can come in episodes. Typically, you will only encounter symptoms in one joint or a few joints at the same time. Your symptoms could also develop slowly and gradually.
Other elements you or your health care provider may notice include:
- Joints inflammation
- Increased pain when you have not moved your affected joints for quite a while
- Joints becoming a bit larger
- Limited movement range in your joints
Osteoarthritis mostly strikes your knees, hips or hands.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
The most typical aspect of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis is that they develop gradually. Rheumatoid arthritis almost always strikes the small joints first, such as fingers and toes.
The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are strongly individual, but the most common are:
- Pain and stiffness in the joints
- Inflammation around the joints and in other areas
The symptoms will be more likely more painful in the morning, when you first wake up. Usually, your symptoms will begin to ease as the day goes on and you start using and flexing your joints.
A fever and nausea, joint inflammation, tenderness, and sharp pain, sometimes accompanied by chills and associated with an injury or another illness are the most common symptoms of infectious arthritis.
During child ages, intermittent fever, loss of hunger, weight-loss and blotchy rash on the arms and legs may indicate the development of some types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Other types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are linked to joint stiffness, a limp, or joint swelling.