Understanding Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Management

Author(s): Sarah James

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. Often referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis, OA occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones gradually wears down over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and loss of joint function. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and management strategies for osteoarthritis.