such as acetaminophen to relieve pain, NSAIDs to reduce inflammation, and corticosteroids to further reduce inflammation. More invasive medications/procedures might include injections of hyaluronic acid to increase cushioning in the joint.
Often developing as a result of long-term “wear and tear” on the joint, symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to develop slowly and become progressively more intense over time; the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
General joint pain and discomfort, especially during or after physical activity.
Tenderness, joints affected by osteoarthritis can be sensitive to the touch, with even slight pressure causing pain.
Joint stiffness, most likely first thing in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity.
Decreased range of motion/flexibility, including grinding, grating, or rubbing sensation when moving the joint.
Bone spurs, or hard, tiny bone fragments that form around the joint.
While examining your joints and checking for swelling, inflammation, and loss of motion, your doctor will also review your medical history.
In addition to a physical evaluation, your care provider might also order a lab test to analyze your joint fluid for the presence of inflammation. Medical imaging tests might also be ordered to further evaluate the condition of the affected joint, this might include:
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