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Arthritis Explained

Arthritis Symptoms and Pain Explained

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative complaint that can affect any joint and gets slowly worse over time. Sometimes this degeneration is caused by general wear and tear in the joint.

Osteoarthritis in younger people can often be the result of a previous injury.

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In both cases the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joint wears thin and becomes rough. This cartilage, when functioning normally, is essential in providing the smooth surfaces that move against each other as the joint moves.

As the cartilage breaks down it can become pitted and brittle. Over time the bony outgrowths form at the edges of the joint making it appear knobbly. Structures in the joint thicken causing the space inside the joint to narrow. All of this causes stiffening of the joint and can cause pain and inflammation.

Osteoarthritis is nearly always diagnosed when the affected joint becomes painful or stiff to move. However, the processes that cause osteoarthritis may have been ongoing long before the symptoms are noticed.

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