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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Arthritis Headaches

The Truth About Arthritis Headaches

One of the lesser-known symptoms of arthritis is that it can cause chronic headaches. These arthritis headaches have several causes, but are easily treated.
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Joint Deformity with OA

Joint Deformity with OA

Joint deformity from osteoarthritis causes pain, disfigurement, and debility. Several factors precipitate the formation of OA and joint deformity.
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High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Several years ago experts at a British arthritis organization claimed that osteoarthritis was related to high blood pressure, hypertension.
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Osteoarthritis in Children

Osteoarthritis in Children

Most cases of osteoarthritis in childhood involve the hips, but wherever it hits first, damage tends to progress into arthritis.
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Progression of Osteoarthritis

Progression of Osteoarthritis

Although you may not be able to eradicate your OA, there’s plenty you can do to control – and perhaps reverse – the symptoms.
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Bone Spurs

Bone Spurs

Unfortunately, osteoarthritis and bone spurs sometimes go together. Bone spurs can be painful, but there are treatment options available. Learn more.
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The Importance of Posture

The Importance of Posture

Osteoarthritis and Posture: Poor posture can spark early development of osteoarthritis, or worsen your OA if you already have it.
91 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on November 18, 2014
Osteoarthritis and Stress

Osteoarthritis and Stress

Your osteoarthritis and stress are connected, whether you realize it or not. Overcoming your stress can help you to avoid OA flares.
397 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on October 28, 2014
Osteoarthritis and Falls

Osteoarthritis and Falls

Everyday activities can be tough with osteoarthritis and falls are a risk. Avoid falls by looking at the medications you're taking and exercising regularly.
181 found this helpful by Amy Manley on October 21, 2014