Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis form. Osteoarthritis usually develops gradually, and it often affects the following joints: hands, knees, feet, hips and spine. There are many ways to relieve the symptoms, but osteoarthritis can not be cured.
When osteoarthritis occurs, cartilage often becomes rough or brittle. Bones usually thickens and broadens. Synovial membrane and joint capsule also thicken. In worse cases, some cartilage may fall off, the ligaments become strained and weakened. This causes inflammation and painful stiff joint.
Osteoarthritis is more frequent in older people, but it can also occur at any age. In addition, joint injuries can also lead to osteoarthritis.