Osteoarthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage of the joints. It is a degenerative disease, and also referred to as the "wear and tear" of osteoarthritis. It can affect almost any joint in the body but commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, spine and knees. This condition can also affect other joints such as the hands and feet.
There are two types of osteoarthritis – primary and secondary. Primary osteoarthritis is described as "the wear and tear" osteoarthritis and is associated with aging. Most people will be affected by primary arthritis at some point in their lives. It often develops quietly before any pain or stiffness is noticed. Secondary osteoarthritis develops as a result of an underlying cause such as injury, trauma, obesity, inflammatory, hormonal imbalances or disorders, metabolic, developmental, or connective tissue diseases.
Osteoarthritis is estimated to affect over 20 million people in the United States. It tends to occur more often as we age, striking males before age 45 and females, after 55 years. Osteoarthritis gradually worsens over time. While some people only experience moderate symptoms, the pain and stiffness of this condition interferes with the day-to-day living for many others.
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