People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion.
The most important first step is to get an accurate diagnosis of what’s causing your joint pain. Talk to your primary care doctor about your symptoms.