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Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis is also called wear-and-tear arthritis, old person's arthritis, or degenerative joint disease.
  1. A - Z: Joint Pain
  2. A - Z: Types of Arthritis
  3. Osteoarthritis: Causes (4)
  4. Osteoarthritis: Prevention (16)
  5. Osteoarthritis: Research
  6. Osteoarthritis: Symptoms (4)
  7. Osteoarthritis: Treatment (11)

Osteoarthritis - 10 Things You Should Know
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Learn 10 important facts about OA.

How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
If you are experiencing osteoarthritis symptoms, see a doctor. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis will lead to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz
Osteoarthritis is also known as "wear-and-tear" arthritis. Osteoarthritis is typically seen as a primary disease in older people but can occur as a secondary condition in younger people. Injury, occupation, excess weight, and genetics are among the factors which cause the cartilage of a joint to wear away.

Osteoarthritis: Test Your Knowledge
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. How is osteoarthritis diagnosed and treated? How much do you know about osteoarthritis?

Facts About Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Learn the basic facts.

About.com Osteoarthritis
Complete resource about osteoarthritis.

Guide To Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
Comprehensive guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis.

Hand Osteoarthritis - EULAR Treatment Guidelines
EULAR has issued recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis.

What is Degenerative Arthritis?
Patients are often confused by the diagnosis of "degenerative arthritis". What happens during this process?

What Are Osteophytes?
Osteophytes are also commonly known as bone spurs. Osteophytes develop in deteriorating joints.

Quiz: Is it Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis?
Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There are specific symptoms and distinguishing characteristics which determine the diagnosis and course of treatment. Do you know the difference?

Osteoarthritis & Sports: Do Athletes Develop Premature Osteoarthritis?
Can sports cause osteoarthritis? Is there a correlation between athletics and developing osteoarthritis?

Doxycycline May Slow Progression Of Osteoarthritis
Doxycycline may prevent progression of osteoarthritis, but more studies are needed.

Pagets Disease of Bone Vs. Osteoarthritis
Pagets disease of bone and osteoarthritis are completely different disorders that share some of the same symptoms. What are the differences and similarities between Pagets disease of bone and osteoarthritis? How can Pagets disease of bone cause osteoarthritis?

Osteoporosis Vs. Osteoarthritis: Similar Names, Different Conditions
Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are two very different conditions with little in common, however, the similarity of their names causes confusion. While it's possible to have both osteoporosis and arthritis, studies show that people with osteoarthritis are less likely to develop osteoporosis. Whereas, people with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to develop osteoporosis.

Vitamin C and Arthritis: Opposite Findings for OA and RA
Two studies have opposite findings regarding the relationship between vitamin C and arthritis.

Electrical Stimulation Helps Knee OA
A study of the use of home-based neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the purpose of improving quadricep strength in older adults with knee osteoarthritis has produced promising results. The report in the July 2003 Journal of Rheumatology points to NMES as a alternative when medications, exercise, and surgery are not options.

Your Spouse Can Help Ease The Pain Of Knee Osteoarthritis
Study reveals two new approaches (with the aid of your spouse) can help improve the self-management of osteoarthritis pain.

Risedronate May Slow Joint Destruction In Knee Osteoarthritis
Risedronate brand name Actonel, a drug typically utilized to combat the effects of osteoporosis, may slow joint destruction and delay the need for joint replacement surgery in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Facts About Facet Arthropathy
Facet arthropathy is caused by facet joints becoming arthritic and painful.

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated (2013)
The 2008 treatment guidelines for knee osteoarthritis have been replaced with the 2013 version.

Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Joint Disease - DJD
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease causing deterioration of the joint cartilage (the softer parts of bones, which cushion their connections to each other) and the formation of new bone (bone spurs) at the margins of the joints. (Illustrations)

An In-Depth Report: Osteoarthritis
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.

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