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A 41-year-old male asked:

I've had persistent chronic pain in my knees for several years. what are the signs of arthritis compared to just the regular pain? i'm 41.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies somewhat, but common complaints consistent with osteoarthritis include a morning stiffness, pain and achiness when the involved joint is kept in one position, pain with weather changes or cold weather, and often the felling of grinding or catching (known as crepitance) when the involved joint is moved through a range of motion.

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Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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