Arthritis is inflammation in a joint. Osteoarthritis, which is also known as degenerative joint disease or age-related arthritis, is the most common kind of arthritis. It is more likely to develop as people age.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease or age-related arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is more likely to develop as people age. The changes in osteoarthritis usually occur slowly over many years, though there are occasional exceptions. Inflammation and injury to the joint cause a breaking down of cartilage tissues, resulting in pain, swelling, and deformity of the joint.
generalized osteoarthritis that affects the fingers, thumbs, spine, hips, and knees. Secondary: osteoarthritis that occurs after injury, such as repetitive or sports-related injury, or inflammation in a joint.