What Is Osteoarthritis?
Susan Cassidy
Susan Cassidy
September 17, 2018
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.

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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.
341 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?
225 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.
143 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.
764 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.
133 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!
180 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 9, 2016
Infographic OA and Anxiety Infographic

How to Soothe Your OA Anxiety

Many chronic illness sufferers experience anxiety. It could be a pre-existing condition, but in many cases it is due to their pain and stress.
99 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 26, 2016
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