Signs of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs from wear and tear. Therefore, as a general rule, osteoarthritis occurs as you age. At Kosak Chiropractic Auto Injury & Pain Clinic, serving Fairfield, CA, and the nearby region, we provide Fairfield, CA, and the nearby region, treatment for this condition.

Our Dr. Michael Wilson will assist with natural treatments that promote pain relief, but it's important to know the signs. So what are they?


The affected joint or joints may hurt while you're moving them or afterward. The degree of pain depends on the seriousness of your condition. 

Grating, Popping, or Crackling

When you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage at the end of your bones is worn. Therefore, your bones may grind together because they have no cushioning. You then might hear a grating, grinding, or popping sensation. 

The snap, crackling, and popping could also come from ligaments or tendons snapping over a bony structure. Sometimes, that noise is from bubbles in the synovial fluid of a joint. 

Visible Swelling 

You could notice that your joints have visible swelling. This stems from repetitive movement of the joint that stresses it. Swelling is your body's natural response to try to heal an injury. 

Reduction in Range of Motion 

Osteoarthritis will limit the flexibility you have in a particular joint. For instance, if it's your knee joint, you may not be able to bend it forward and backward as far as you once could. Additionally, this arthritis in your knees could make it so you can't walk as well as you once could. 

Tender to the Touch 

If you press on a joint with osteoarthritis, you'll notice it's tender to the touch. 

Symptoms Progressively Getting Worse 

Some of these symptoms are common with other conditions as well. With most other conditions, besides other forms of arthritis, the symptoms will improve over time. Conversely, signs of osteoarthritis won't go away and will continuously worsen over time. 

Kosak Chiropractic Auto Injury & Pain Clinic, serving Fairfield, CA, and the nearby region, gives those with osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis natural relief for pain. And Dr. Wilson customizes each treatment to the patient to optimize results. 

Schedule an appointment for chiropractic pain relief for osteoarthritis by calling 707-426-1111.

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