Osteoarthritis can affect both the larger and the smaller joints of the body, including the hands, feet, back, hip or knee. The disease is essentially one acquired from daily wear and tear of the joint. Osteoarthritis begins in the cartilage and eventually leads to the two opposing bones eroding into each other. Initially, the condition starts with minor pain while walking but soon the pain can be continuous and even occur at night. The pain can be debilitating and prevent one from doing any type of activity. Osteoarthritis typically affects the weight bearing joints like the back, spine and pelvis.
Risk factor for osteoarthritis:
- Prior joint trauma
- Repetitive joint use
- Sedentary lifestyle.
Osteoarthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, cannot be cured but one can prevent the condition by the regular use of JOINT FREE