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OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time. While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in the hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips. Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time and no cure exists, but treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain, and improve joint function.
Trinity Health Orthopedic specialists closely examine the affected joint, checking for tenderness, swelling or redness. They may also recommend imaging and lab tests, which include both X-rays and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Osteoarthritis symptoms can be relieved by a variety of medications, therapy, and in some cases, advanced treatments and/or surgery.
Lifestyle changes and home treatments may also help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms.