What Is Knee Osteoarthritis?

Q:
What is knee osteoarthritis?

A:
Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints — cartilage — wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage.

The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move and, sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.

To learn more you should go to a specialist.

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