The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time.

Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees, or hips is the most common symptom.

Medications, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery can help reduce pain and maintain joint movement.

A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down.

  • osteoarthrosis
  • OA

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

< 0
Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

More common in females

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Urgent medical attention recommended

Family history may increase likelihood

Diagnosis is based on the symptoms presented and sometimes tests to identify the causative factors.

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