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Osteoarthritis, a common form of arthritis, that is treated by rheumatologists.

Jefferson's leading physicians utilize the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment, including enrollment in clinical trials of the most novel therapeutic agents for this disease.

Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis symptoms, if not managed, can become problematic for day-to-day activities. Symptoms can vary per person, but the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are:

  • Sore or stiff hips, knees and lower back
  • Limited range of motion or stiffness that goes away after movement
  • Clicking or cracking when a joint bends
  • Swelling around a joint
  • Pain that becomes worse after activity or the end of the day

Osteoarthritis Causes

Research has shown that osteoarthritis goes beyond sports injuries. Osteoarthritis can be caused by:

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