WHAT IS OS­TEOARTHRI­TIS (OA)?

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation -

Os­teoarthri­tis, also known as de­gen­er­a­tive joint dis­ease, is the most com­mon type of arthri­tis. Healthy knees are nat­u­rally filled with Syn­ovial fluid that helps lu­bri­cate and pro­vide cush­ion­ing. In os­te­o­rathri­tis the amount of syn­ovial fluid is di­min­ished and the joint space be­comes more com­pressed. This causes the bones to rub to­gether re­sult­ing in pain, swelling, and loss of mo­tion of the joint. Al­though in some peo­ple it pro­gresses quickly, in most in­di­vid­u­als joint dam­age de­vel­ops grad­u­ally over years.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.