This page contains the basic information about Osteoarthritis .
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
People who have osteoarthritis often complain of a deep ache, centered in the joint. Typically, the pain is aggravated by using the joint and relieved by rest. However, as the disease worsens, the pain becomes more constant. Often, when the pain is significant during the night, it interferes with sleep.
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Created: 4/27/2004 | Last Modified: 8/21/2006
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