What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and most commonly occurring in the knee, hip and shoulder joints. OA is more commonly sen in older populations; but younger population can also develop OA as a result of joint injury or malformation. OA primarily affects the cartilage, the hard, slippery tissue covers the end of the bones in the joints. In OA, the surface layer of the cartilage breaks down and wears away. People with OA usually experience joint pain, stuffiness, swelling and limited motion of the joints.