Some risk factors for osteoarthritis are modifiable. Prevention of osteoarthritis should focus on risk factors one can control, such as maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding occupational hazards that stress the joints. Occupations involving heavy physical work, especially prolonged kneeling and squatting, have approximately twice the risk of knee osteoarthritis1. Read more
You don’t need to let osteoarthritis prevent you from leading an active life. In fact, getting out and exercising can help you manage this disease. There are number of important considerations for living with osteoarthritis. Treatment involves exercise, rest, maintaining an ideal body weight, the application of heat or cold, certain medications and surgery. Read more
There are a number of known osteoarthritis risk factors, these include: Age Incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age but this increase occurs predominately in the knee, hip and hand1. A significant portion of elderly adults do not develop osteoarthritis indicating that the disease is not an inevitable consequence of aging1. Read more
Arthritis is a joint disorder characterized by swelling.  A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. Joints are found in the knees, hips, fingers and other areas of the body that bend to ease movement. There are many types of arthritis, one of which is called osteoarthritis. Read more
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