Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects millions of people worldwide. The condition occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones wears out over time. Though the condition can affect any bone of the body, it is most common in the joints of your hands, knees, hips and spine. The symptoms of the condition include pain, tenderness, stiffness, loss of flexibility and bone spurs in the affected joints.
HOW IS OSTEOARTHRITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis would be done by an orthopaedic expert who would also do an X-ray and scan to check the damage.
HOW IS OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATED?
Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be effectively managed, although the underlying process cannot be reversed. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function
DID YOU KNOW?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide.