Osteoarthritis, as a degenerative disease, has progressively worsening symptoms. The condition is characterized with pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joint that gets worse with age and continued use. Pain can come in waves, can worsen in humid weather and it can result in muscle spasms around the affected joint.
"My knee feels stiff when I sit for a long time and it hurts to get up. But, after I walk for a few minutes, the pain eases up." "My hands are stiff in the morning or after I take a nap during the day. After I have been awake for about twenty minutes, the pain is completely gone." "My lower back is very tight in the morning and it hurts to…