People who are diagnosed with arthritis often experience painful symptoms that they can’t pinpoint, and they may not know what they are experiencing.
If you have pain, it can be an indication that you are developing arthritis.
Some people are more likely to experience arthritis if they are already experiencing other chronic pain conditions.
“I think it’s important to recognize that you’re experiencing a lot of pain, and if you don’t know what it is, it’s a sign that you might have arthritis,” says Dr. David Chavostek, chair of the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Chavostech also advises people to keep a list of symptoms, like cramps, headaches and difficulty sleeping, that are consistent with arthritis.
If you find one, get checked out by your doctor.
When you have symptoms, Chavos says it’s best to get some rest, especially if you have arthritis or you are a runner.
It’s also important to check in with your doctor to be sure you are getting enough exercise.
Your doctor may also order you to do physical therapy.
“This could be as little as 10 minutes per day,” says Chavs.
Pain and other signs of arthritis are typically seen with age.
“You have to start at an early age to make a healthy lifestyle,” Chavtks says.
You can also ask your doctor for some tests to confirm your diagnosis.
You can also get an MRI or CT scan, which is a computerized process that takes less than 15 minutes.
The Mayo Clinic’s osteoarthritis center in Rochester is located in a small office in a strip mall in the heart of downtown Rochester.
The clinic is staffed by three people.
The Mayo Institute of Medicine’s Mayo Clinic and the Center for Osteoarthraumatic Diseases in Chicago are in separate locations in Rochester.