Understanding Arthritis


What is osteoarthritis (OA)? ¹

  • Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, is the most common chronic condition of the joints—affecting approximately 27 million Americans.
  • One in every two adults will develop knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

What am I experiencing?

  • Limited range of motion or stiffness
  • Swelling around the joint
  • Pain worsening over time
  • Difficulty with activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and lifting objects, when the lower body joints are affected

What are my treatment options?

  • Weight management
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Knee replacement surgery


  1. Osteoarthritis. The Arthritis Foundation.

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When Do You Know It’s Time for a Knee Replacement?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes your joint cartilage to wear down over time. This is a completely normal process,

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