Pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Symptoms tend to be worse in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
The prevalence of osteoarthritis increases with age, and sex specific differences are evident. It’s been reported that the incidence and prevalence of disease increase 2 to 10 times from 30 to 65 years aged and keeps increasing thereafter. Up to the age of fifty years, the prevalence of osteoarthritis in most joints is higher among men than women.
Initially persons with Rheumatoid arthritis may not observe redness or swelling in the joints, but they possibly will feel tenderness and pain in joints.
First of all, there is a sudden feeling of pain and swelling in one toe around midnight. Redness in that part, due to severe pain, the patient wakes up from sleep. Some patients also feel severe pain in the heels and ankles. This pain can also occur in the knees, wrists, elbows and fingers.