Osteoarthritis

Diagram of a normal joint and a joint affected by osteoarthritis
Diagram of a normal joint and a joint affected by osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that lines your joints wears down over time.

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. Most commonly it affects your:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Hands
  • Spine

Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time, and can cause severe pain and dysfunction.

 

Diagram of a knee affected by Osteoarthritis
Diagram of a knee affected by Osteoarthritis
4 November, 2012