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
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 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
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


If the arthritic changes put pressure on a nerve (i.e. neck or lower back), you can experience numbness and tingling in the hands, or legs respectively.
297 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on April 2, 2015
Weather & Osteoarthritis

Weather and Osteoarthritis

What can you do when you cannot escape the weather and osteoarthritis? Check out the following tips to prepare for what Mother Nature dishes out!
449 found this helpful by Yvonne Banks on February 10, 2015