This is caused by ‘wear and tear’ of your joints. As this happens, your cartilage (smooth surface covering joints) begins to be removed leaving bone to rub on bone. When this happens the body lays down new boney growth called osteophytes. This process causes pain and inflammation at the joints surface, decreased range of movement at the joint and can have massive effects on the person’s life.
- Pain (usually after movement with osteoarthritis)
- Early morning stiffness
- Lack of mobility
- Swelling and inflammation at joint making it hot