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Self-test basics: early signs of shoulder, hip, knee arthritis

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, physical therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck go over the early signs to watch out for that may indicate arthritis is developing in shoulders, hips or knees. They also offer DIY tests to try at home whose results can help a doctor in making a correct diagnosis for treatment.

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis causes the breakdown of cartilage – the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints

Learn more about arthritis here.

View the original video here.

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