The major clinical symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and discomfort in movement. Symptoms appear for each affected joint, but their severity may vary depending on the latter. Onset of symptoms is usually gradual.


We talk about clinical signs, which are described here, and radiological signs (described in the radiological examination section), but the presence of clinical signs does not necessarily mean there are radiological signs. Hence, you can be suffering and your x-rays show only very slight osteoarthritic lesions and vice versa.


The symptoms of osteoarthritis are:


  • Pain,
  • Discomfort in movement,
  • Other symptoms.