Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of degenerative joint disease. It is considered to be one of the leading causes of disability affecting millions worldwide. It is a chronic condition that occurs due to the breakdown of the cartilage in the joint (the material that helps cushion the joint against the constant friction). This results in the bones rubbing against each other causing pain and stiffness.
Although, potentially ,OA can occur in any freely moving joints in the body, the most common joints to be affected are the stress- and load-bearing joints of the knees, hips, lumbar and cervical spine. It is not uncommon in small joints of the hand and feet.
OA results due to interplay of mechanism due to aging, stress to the joints, inflammation, genetics and congenital abnormalities.
Risk factors include:
Conventional– There is no cure for OA
The use of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications have potentially lethal side effects. Acetaminophen or paracetamol overuse can lead to liver failure.
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