Osteoarthritis

Degeneration of the joint cartilage and the underlying bone

symptoms:

pain, swelling, and stiffness

causes:

The primary cause of osteoarthritis is aging and heredity.

Prevention:

Staying at a healthy weight or lose weight.

Statistics:

About 70 million people have will have passed their 65th birthday and be at a risk for osteoarthritis. It is the most common type of arthritis.

diagnosis:

The space between the bones has narrowed, an abnormal increase in bone density, and bony projections, cysts, or erosion is visible.