Degenerative Joint Disease is commonly known as osteoarthritis. The loss of articular cartilage within a person's joint can lead to this condition. The most noticeable symptoms in osteoarthritis are joint pain and stiffness. The hands, knees and spine are the usual areas which suffer from such. Complications would include bouts of heightened pain and stiffness. These can cause difficulty in movement and locomotion and even in the daily activities of life.
HOW IS DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Osteoarthritis is not genetic in nature and does not pass from a parent to an offspring.