Hellen Walter
Hellen Walter voted up David Shabazi's answer

Osteoarthritis is the de-generation of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most commonly occurring for people in middle ages and onward. Not only does it cause pain and stiffness, (especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints), but it also weakens the bone and the joints, potentially making it more susceptible to damage and wear.

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Hellen Walter
Hellen Walter voted up Hanery Kroze's answer

Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative arthritis. It is the most common chronic joint condition. Osteoarthritis results from overuse of joints but most commonly it is an aging phenomenon. It can be the consequence of demanding sports where joints may be injured or obesity, which places increased load on weight bearing joints.

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