What are the main symptoms of Osteoarthritis?
6 million Canadians have arthritis, that's 1 in 5 Canadians. Women are somewhat more like to have arthritis than men. Speak to your pharmacist and find out how Revitive is also suitable for those with Osteoarthritis.
Source: Arthritis Society. For more information on Osteoarthritis and living with the condition, visit: arthritis.ca
The pain tends to be worse when you move your joint at the start or at the end of the day. If you have more severe Osteoarthritis, you may feel pain throughout the day as well.
The swelling may be hard (which is caused by osteophytes) or soft (which is caused by synovial thickening and extra fluid) and the muscles around your joints may look thin or wasted.
Your joints may not move as freely and may give way, as muscles have weakened or joints become less stable. Exercise to strengthen the muscles can help with this.
The loss or degeneration of joint cartilage can alter how the joint functions and cause bones to grind against each other. This can result in crepitus - grinding or crunching when moving the joint.
Joint may feel stiff especially when you wake up or after you have been sitting for an extended period. People with osteoarthritis usually start to feel better once they have warmed up the affected joint.
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