Osteoarthritis (OA) often affects joints in the hand, knee, hip, and spine. It can affect any joint. OA can occur in one joint or many. It often be on one side of the body more than the other. Some people have symptoms that get worse. Others have symptoms that stay the same.
Common symptoms of OA are:
Joint pain that is worse with activity and gets better with rest
Grating or creaking sound when moving the joint
Problems moving around
Osteoarthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Updated May 30, 2016. Accessed May 30, 2018.