By: Maria & Natalie
Definition (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis )
A common form of arthritis that is cause by wear and tear on a joint or by repeated injuries to a joint
- The membrane surrounding a joint becomes inflamed.
- muscle weakness
- deformed joints
- reduced range of motion and loss of use of the joint
- cracking & creaking
- a membrane surrounding a joint and flares up
Osteoarthritis is mostly caused by aging. The water content of your cartilage increases and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. The use of the joints repeatedly over the years can cause damage to your cartilage and leads to joint pain and swelling.
When your immune system attacks your membranes lining of the joint
- Surgical and other procedures
aspirin or other anti- inflammatory drugs, exercise, and rest.
- Staying Healthy
- Be active
- Protect your joints
Have a healthy life style