Osteoarthritis commonly occurs with age, due to overuse of the joints.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 27 million adults in the U.S. live with osteoarthritis. And while OA can develop at any age, it is most common in people aged 65 and older. This is because risk increases with age, as you overuse your joints and your thigh muscles become weaker.
Also known as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, OA affects joints in the body such as the knees, hips, lower back, neck and other smaller joints. It occurs when the cartilage that covers the ends of …read more