Bone, Muscle & Joint
July 27, 2017

The 3 most common types of arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting approximately 350 million people worldwide. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, each with different causes, symptoms and treatment options. We look at three of the most prevalent forms of this often debilitating disease. Osteoarthritis (OA) OA is a degenerative condition that causes the cartilage cushioning between joints to break down. This results in pain, swelling and problems with moving the joint. OA can affect any joint, but is most common in weight-bearing joints like your knees, hips, and back. OA is the most common form of arthritis. It can…
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