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 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.
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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!
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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
Pain and Emotional Sensitivity

Emotional Sensitivity

There may be the feeling of guilt, lack of self-worth, and exaggerated emotional sensitivity, depending on the severity of the OA pain.
506 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on April 29, 2015
Erosive Osteoarthritis

Erosive Osteoarthritis

There is inflammation in erosive osteoarthritis, therefore it is easily confused with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis.
143 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on February 10, 2015
Osteoarthritis Back Pain

Osteoarthritis Back Pain

Osteoarthritis back pain can be debilitating and depressing, but there is hope. Learn about managing back pain here.
277 found this helpful by Amy Manley on October 8, 2014