It is important to seek advice from a Healthcare Professional as soon as the initial symptoms appear.

The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is based on determination of the patient’s clinical history and assessment of the symptoms (anamnesis), accompanied by an appropriate objective examination (the actual consultation).

This then requires an X-ray examination. The X-ray image will show the main signs of osteoarthritis: the presence of osteophytes, i.e. the growth of bone tissue localised on the bone surface, and a reduction in the joint space.