Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common

degenerative joint disease

where the

cartilage

between joints breaks down leading to pain, swelling and stiffness. Certain conditions are known to increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis including being overweight, injury and overuse. Osteoarthritis is generally diagnosed according to symptoms however viewing the affected joints through

x-ray

or

MRI

scans can confirm the diagnosis. Osteoarthritis can be treated by a range of healthcare practitioners including

GPs,

Physiotherapists

,

Rheumatologists

, and

Orthopaedic Surgeons

.

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