Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Symptoms
Patients describe arthritis symptoms as an aching pain, like pain after a long walk. Moving a joint affected by arthritis can be painful because the cartilage that protects the ends of bones and allows the joint to move easily and painlessly wears away. Other symptoms of arthritis include inflammation (usually mild) and joint stiffness, which is especially common first thing in the morning and during cool, damp weather.

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    Arthritis Pain
    Moving a joint affected by arthritis can be painful because in arthritis, cartilage that protects the ends of bones and allows the joint to move easily and painlessly wears away. This animation shows why arthritis can make it painful and difficult to move your knee.



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    Causes of Arthritis
    In arthritis of the hip, the cartilage lining the hip joint wears out. Eventually, the joint may no longer move smoothly without pain, stiffness, or discomfort. Mobility may also be affected.


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    Types of Arthritis Pain
    Pain at rest is one of the characteristics of pain due to arthritis. In severe arthritis, the pain can be severe enough to wake you at night. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about arthritis and joint pain.


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    In hip arthritis, the onset of pain symptoms is usually not sudden. The pain comes on over time, typically increasing in severity in some people over time as well. Pain in the front of the hip, or groin pain, is the most typical sign of hip arthritis or problems inside the hip itself.

    You can also have pain on the outside of your hip, over your hip bone on your leg. That can be a sign of arthritis, bursitis, or just simply a swelling over the hip itself. Frequently, hip pain does not require any surgical intervention and can be treated in the doctor’s office along with physical therapy and medication to help with the inflammation.
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    The pain that one has in a joint before it rains is from changing barometric pressure in the atmosphere. It occurs most commonly in arthritic joints.

    (This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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    Among the symptoms of arthritis, inflammation is usually mild, and joint stiffness is a prominent complaint. Typically, joint stiffness in the back, knees and hips is noticeable when rising in the morning and relieved by activity or a warm bath or shower. The symptoms are often aggravated by cool, damp weather.
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    If you're experiencing symptoms of any form of arthritis, it's probably best to see a doctor. Some secondary symptoms of arthritis, such as fever, weight loss, rash, and difficulty breathing, can be an indication of another problem, so it's important to have a doctor properly diagnose your condition. If your doctor does determine that it may be arthritis, you may be referred to a rheumatologist, or an arthritis specialist. It's important to get medical attention as early as possible to prevent potential bone loss or loss of range of motion.

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    Joint pains can be caused by many problems, not only arthritis. Trauma, infections, other types of inflammation or overuse can sometimes cause pain in the joints that is not due to arthritis. If you are worried that your joint pain is due to arthritis, you should see your physician for an evaluation.
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    Types of Arthritis Pain
    Arthritis pain has been characterized as aching pain. Arthritis of the hip causes pain described as the pain experienced after a long walk. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about arthritis and hip pain.


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    The first important question is whether the pain you are feeling in your hip, is pain from your hip joint, or instead a structure around the hip joint. Many folks assume that pain from their hip joint will be felt at the outside portion of the thigh or buttock. In fact, true hip pain is typically felt in the groin. The pain should be made worse by rotating about the hip joint and/or weight-bearing on the hip. Your doctor can perform a number of maneuvers to help determine if your pain is from arthritis of the hip, and the work-up may include x-rays (radiographs) of the hip.
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