Osteoarthritis Complications
Susan Cassidy
Susan Cassidy
October 29, 2018
Osteoarthritis complications may appear over time. Common complications include bone spurs, side effects of long-term medication use, and more.

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What Is Osteoarthritis?

Everything You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis diagnosed in older adults, although anyone at any age can develop OA.
130 found this helpful by Susan Cassidy on September 17, 2018
Osteoarthritis in Fingers

Coping with Osteoarthritis in the Fingers and Hands

Experiencing osteoarthritis in the fingers and hands can make everyday tasks like tying your shoes, opening jars, and even holding your cell phone painful.
344 found this helpful by Susan Cassidy on July 9, 2018

Osteoarthritis Facts You Should Know

31 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis, and it is estimated 9.6% of men and 18% of women over 60 have symptoms. See more arthritis facts here.
242 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on February 26, 2018
Inflammatory Arthritis

What Is Inflammatory Osteoarthritis?

Although each type of inflammatory arthritis is different, with each its own set of symptoms, they all have one thing in common: inflammation of the joints.
391 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 8, 2018
Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. So, what are the differences between osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis?
260 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer and Lana Barhum on November 7, 2017
Osteoarthritis of the Hip

What Causes Osteoarthritis of the Hip?

Osteoarthritis of the hip results when the cartilage cushioning the joints of the hip wears out, causing pain and stiffness. Learn more about it here.
295 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on September 22, 2017
Arthritis Trigger Finger

OA and Trigger Finger: What Is It?

Trigger finger is more common in people who have osteoarthritis. Learn more about what it is, the symptoms, and how to prevent it.
150 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on July 4, 2017
Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Your Guide to Osteoarthritis Symptoms and How to Manage Them

"I still struggle with osteoarthritis symptoms on a daily basis but with each passing year, I have learned to cope with the disease better," Ali writes.
759 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on February 14, 2017
Osteoarthritis and Injury

How an Injury Can Lead to Osteoarthritis

What is known about osteoarthritis and injury? When a person injures a joint they have an increased risk of developing OA in that same joint in the future.
132 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on January 18, 2017
Osteoarthritis Triggers

Avoid These Osteoarthritis Triggers to Stay Flare Free

OA flare-ups are painful and take their toll on sufferers. Know your osteoarthritis triggers so you can go through life as flare-free as possible!
187 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 9, 2016
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