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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a common cause of pain and disability in adults. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.
As you age, it’s common to feel pain and stiffness in your joints. 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 the progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body and can lead to pain and deformity of these joints.
Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions at the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that permits nearly frictionless joint motion.
In osteoarthritis, the smooth surface of the cartilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone.
Factors that may increase your risk of osteoarthritis include:
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that worsens over time. Joint pain and stiffness may become severe enough to make daily tasks difficult. Some people are no longer able to work.