According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 60 million people in the U.S. have arthritis.
Although there are many types and causes of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common. Sometimes known as “wear and tear” arthritis or degenerative joint disease, it is the progressive breakdown of cartilage, our joints’ shock absorbers.
People with osteoarthritis often experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Pain that increases over time
- Poor range of motion
- Problems walking or doing other everyday activities
“There are several approaches your health care provider may recommend to ease the pain of arthritis and restore mobility,” says Matthew Brown, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.