How to get it and what it is

What is osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints including articular cartilage and subchondral bone.

The signs and symptoms

The main symptom is pain, causing loss of ability and stiffness. "Osteoarthritis can commonly cause affect to the hands,feet,spin and large bearing weight. The symptoms can be miner or severe the symptoms can be pain,stiffness,swelling,cracking or creaking,deformed joints,motion loss to use that joint.

The cause of osteoarthritis

It can affect over 27 million people in america. You can cause heredity you can also get from having something like scoliosis which curvature of the spine. people that were born abnormality are most likely to get osteoarthritis and there are other diseases like it called rheumatoid arthritis and another called growth hormone which increases the chance of you getting or developing OA.

Can OA be treated/cured

There are things that can treat it and they are exercise,weight loss,medication,physical therapy and more. The therapy depends on the age the activity's and the occupation. So it can be treated but it takes a lot of work but doesn't mean it is gone for good it's just taken care of for awhile.
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