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Osteoarthritis: What is it, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors and More | Singapore General Hospital

Osteoarthritis - Symptoms

In OA, you will have no problem in the morning on arising but as the day progresses your discomfort will increase.

In the evening, there will be a dull ache in the area of the affected joint.

Other symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling of the affected joints
  • Changes in surrounding joints
  • Warmth - The arthritic joint may feel warm to the touch
  • Crepitation - A sensation of grating or grinding in the affected joint caused by the rubbing of damaged cartilage surfaces
  • Cysts - In OA of the hand, small cysts may develop, which may cause the ridging or dents in the nail plate of the affected finger

The changes associated with degenerative arthritis tend to involve similar joints. Whereas in post-traumatic degenerative arthritis where there is a history of acute or chronic trauma, the changes tend to be isolated to the specific joints injured.

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