Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people. This disease affects the tissue covering the ends of bones in a joint (cartilage).In a person with osteoarthritis, the cartilage becomes damaged and worn out causing pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted movement in the affected joint. This condition most commonly affects the joints in hips, knees, hands, and spine. Rarely, the disease may affect the shoulders, wrists and feet.
There are several treatments and lifestyle modifications that can help you ease your pain and symptoms.
Other treatment options for osteoarthritis also include viscosupplement injections (Synvisc, Euflexxa, Supartz) or PRP injections.