What is Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is known as the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs due to the wear and tear of the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is known as the “protective cap” of your joints and ensures their smooth functioning. As the cartilage erodes over time, the 2 bones at your joints become exposed eventually rub against each other. This results in extreme and unbearable pain.
Listed below are some signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
- Aches and pain at a joint
- Swelling or inflammation of a joint
- Stiffness in joints after inactivity
- Grinding sensation of bones rubbing against each other