Pain in a joint during movement. For example, knee pain while coming down the stairs.
Stiffness in the joint after a period of immobility or upon awakening. It is normal to be less flexible in the morning; however, this stiffness should not last more than 30 minutes.
Discomfort in the joint with weather variations.
Discomfort when slight pressure is applied to the joint.
You see small bone spurs (osteophytes) on the joint.
Crackling can be heard as joints are stressed. This occurs mainly in cases of knee osteoarthritis.
You notice redness or swelling of the joint. However, this symptom is less common.