Joint stiffness usually lasts for about an hour, most notably in the early morning. You may also have constant pain or tenderness.
The joints most commonly affected are the knees, hips, hands and spine.
There is no cure for arthritis. The treatment plan focuses on managing pain, function and the overall quality of life.
Moderate physical activity helps to reduce the pain and stiffness. Physical activity helps you have more energy and generally feel better. Consider activities that have a low impact on joints. These include walking, swimming, riding a bike, gardening and dancing.
Maintaining a healthy weight will lessen the risk of developing arthritis in your knees. Protecting your joints from injury can also decrease your risk.