What are symptoms of arthritis?

Published On: Apr 12 2013 04:47:47 PM EDT   Updated On: May 21 2013 10:59:34 AM EDT
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How do you know if you might have arthritis? The following symptoms could signal osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following joint symptoms are common among people who suffer from osteoarthritis:

-          Pain

-          Tenderness

-          Stiffness

-          Loss of range of motion

-          Grating

-          Bone spurs

Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following symptoms are common among people with rheumatoid arthritis:

-          Joints that are warm, tender or swollen

-          Stiffness, especially in the morning

-          Bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms

-          Fatigue

-          Fever

-          Weight Loss