The symptoms of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

…of osteoporosis?

The decrease and impairment of bone mass which define osteoporosis are painless and silent. Osteoporosis can develop insidiously over many years before any symptoms arise.

Pain only occurs when the bone fractures.

It is possible for vertebral osteoporosis to become complicated by a fracture (vertebral compression). Among the most common symptoms, there is a loss of height and spinal deformity (kyphosis).

Changes in bone mass according to age

Changes in bone mass
according to age

…of osteoarthritis?

The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are:

  • worsening of joint pain on high activity;
  • worsening of stiffness following a period of inactivity
  • joints that gradually become deformed.

To learn more about the formation mechanisms of osteoarthritic lesions, take a look at the section "Understanding."