Osteoarthritis Information

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in people over the age of 65. It develops when the cartilage in the joints wears away, allowing the bones to rub together. At first, symptoms may include mild joint pain and stiffness that goes away with movement. However, the condition may progress to the point that it causes severe pain and even disability.
 
Information on what causes osteoarthritis is still being gathered, as this subject is not completely understood. Some factors, like being overweight, can increase a person's risk for it, as can advanced age. However, there may also be a genetic component.
 
(For more information on this topic, click Osteoarthritis. This article explains how the condition is diagnosed, whether it can be prevented, treatment options, and more.)
 
 

Osteoarthritis Information

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