According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 50 million people are affected with osteo-arthritis.
Osteo-arthritis (OA) is a painful and limiting joint disease. It is progressive and gets worse over time. If not managed, then the affected joint will further degenerate as time goes on. OA is the breaking down, or degeneration, of a joint. This can happen from wear and tear, from repetitive motions, from trauma or injury. All of these things will cause OA in the long term. Once you have OA, these issues will cause the OA to progress faster than it would otherwise.
There are many things that you can do to maintain healthy, pain and OA free joints. OA, pain and loss of motion is not an inevitability. If you don’t have OA you can prevent it. If you are already afflicted by OA, then there is a lot you can do to manage the joint and prevent the arthritis from progressing to the point of not being able to use the joint and having to get a joint replacement. Continue reading Tips for Keeping your Joints Pain Free