Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. OA commonly affects the joints of the hips, knees, spine and fingers. Other joints affected less frequently include the wrists, elbows, shoulders and ankles. OA can also be caused by work-related repetitive injury and physical trauma.
Affects about 27 million Americans over the age of 25
Work with a physical therapists. Ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist. The physical therapist can work with you to create an individualized exercise regime that will strengthen the muscles around your joint, increase your range of motion in your joint and reduce your pain.
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