Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

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.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Initially persons with Rheumatoid arthritis may not observe redness or swelling in the joints, but they possibly will feel tenderness and pain in joints.

Following conditions involve in Rheumatoid arthritis:

  • In Rheumatoid arthritis more than one joint can be affected by pain
  • Joints of the knees and hand and feet are commonly affected
  • Joint pain, redness, tenderness, inflammation or difficulty in joint mobility for six weeks or longer
  • Often having stiffness for 30 minutes or longer especially in morning.
  • Significant environmental and biological factors linked with or possibly contributing to the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cigarette smoking or drinking alcohol.
  • Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha hyper activity.
  • Abnormal antibody production or B-lymphocytes abnormal activity

Symptoms of Gout

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.