I can’t squat on the floor as easily as before, I can’t climb up and down the stairs with the same ease any more, I dread the monsoon for it worsens all my joints … these are few of the common expressions you may have heard in your day-today life. These are common pointers towards Osteoarthritis.
The symptoms usually have a gradual onset and initially the patient may not realize it until the symptoms significantly affect daily functions.
Here is a list of some of the common symptoms that trouble OA patients:
The intensity of the symptoms varies from case to case. Some patients may have severe complaints though the X-rays may not show equivalent damage to the joint. On the other hand there are cases with extensive damage to the joint but the patients may experience only mild complaints.