Facts on Osteoarthritis Pain
Osteoarthritis, otherwise known as degenerative joint disease is the most prevalent form of arthritis. It involves the deterioration of a joint's cartilage which causes the joint to lose it's elasticity, making it more stiff and more susceptible to damage. As the cartilage deteriorates, the shock absorption usually provided by the cartilage becomes less effective and may be a source of pain.
The disorder usually affects hands, and weight bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet, and the back. Statistically, women are more commonly affected than men.
There are many possible causes of Osteoarthritis including:
Treatment Options include: