How to Know When You Have Arthritis

How to Know When You Have Arthritis

Arthritis can be a tricky thing. Especially when you don’t know you’ve got it…  Determining arthritis can be tough seeing that there are over 100 different forms of diseases and conditions that form part of this category.  The main thing that makes them all fall under the arthritis umbrella is that they cause pain in…

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. While it can occur even in young people, the chance of developing osteoarthritis rises after age 45, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas. Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men. What Causes Knee Osteoarthritis? The most common cause of osteoarthritis…

How to cope with Osteoarthritis of the Hands

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by breakdown of cartilage, with eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a “cushion” between the bones of the joints. When the cartilage deteriorates (degenerates), the bone next to it becomes inflamed and can be stimulated to…