Degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis are one in the same, characterised by pain in the joints (hips, knees and other joints).
Literally translated as inflammation of the joints, osteoarthritis is part of the family of diseases known as arthropathies which refers to 100 different diseases. Osteoarthritis commonly results in disability as the joint cartilage breaks down causing painful and stiff joints. There has been no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are effective treatment options.
Osteoarthritis often only strikes one joint, usually a joint that bears a lot of stress such as the:
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