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The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain after overuse of a joint or prolonged inactivity of a joint. The most common joints affected by osteoarthritis include the hips, knees, fingers, feet, and spine. Symptoms of osteoarthritis usually develop slowly over many years. The following are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis. However each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Symptoms may include:
Joint stiffness, especially after sleeping or inactivity
Limited joint movement as the disease progresses
Grinding of joints when moved (in more advanced stages of osteoarthritis) as the cartilage wears away
The symptoms of osteoarthritis may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.