How to Recognise Arthritis by Its Symptoms
Do you have arthritis? Maybe you know someone who does? The question is how can you tell?
Just like any other condition, arthritis has some distinguishing symptoms that define its presentation. You may have arthritis if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Stiffness, aches and soreness in the joints, muscles or spine
Feelings of restriction or constraint
Limited movement or range of motion
Redness and swelling around a joint
Pain with movement
Pain without movement
Grinding or clicking in joints or tissue
Joints catching or grabbing
Sharp shooting pains
Persistent dull headache
Fever with pain in the joints
Skin rashes over joints, especially hands, elbows, knees and feet.
Of course, these symptoms may appear in other conditions and, by themselves, do not constitute an accurate diagnosis. However, if these symptoms have persisted for some time, it may indicate it is time to get an experts opinion. A history and examination, often including x-rays and blood tests, done by a professional wellness practitioner can give a definitive diagnosis and confirm what is taking place within your body. If it is arthritis, then, knowing this, you can do something about it.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please seek attention from a qualified wellness practitioner.