Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 15 Osteoarthritis FAQs

15 Osteoarthritis FAQs

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Fitness News & Advice, Mobile Slider Featured

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects more than 20 million people across America.

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may confuse it with other common forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, but the two conditions are quite different in origin. The painful inflammation associated with osteoarthritis can severely impact your mood,  range of motion, energy levels, and quality of life. However, the disease is manageable once you come to understand the facts from the misconceptions. To help raise your awareness of osteoarthritis, here are fifteen common FAQs…

1. What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of “wear-and-tear” arthritis, which refers t the way the disease gradually breaks down cartilage, or the protective covers over the ends of our bones that allows for smooth and pain free joint movement.

With osteoarthritis, cartilage wears away, bones spurs can form, and joints rub against each other, causing pain, inflammation, stiffness, excruciating movement.

osteo

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 7 Things Keeping Your Children Awake at Night
    For some of us adults, thinking about unpaid bills or a big meeting the next day can wake us up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Load Up on These 6 Magnesium Deficiency Treatments
    You may not wake up and think to yourself, "Wow, I really could use some magnesium today," but the truth is your body needs it – at least one source says it's responsible for up...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Pain-Free Fibromyalgia Treatments
    Fibromyalgia can be a painfully debilitating disease that can affect multiple points of your body, making daily activities more difficult.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Health Hazards Hidden in Everyday Routines
    When it comes to inadvertently hurting ourselves, it can happen in so many different ways – whether it's an accident like tripping, or a bad habit that leads to damage.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Signs of Scurvy
    Scurvy -- chances are you read of the condition in history books about world explorers and continental adventurers who came down with the illness after being away from home (and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Breathe Easier with These 6 Natural Asthma Treatments
    Asthma is a condition that causes breathing to become very labored, which can limit activities or even lead to medical emergencies.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 9 Possible Causes of Amnesia
    As far as mental health matters go, amnesia may be one of the most frightening conditions out there.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Hear About These 7 Tinnitus Treatments
    You may have experienced a "ringing in the ears" from prolonged exposure to loud music, or even from stress or an unknown cause.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Blow Away These 7 Asthma Attack Causes
    If you suffer from asthma, you know all too well that it can be set off at seemingly any time – and can leave you gasping for air to the point you could need emergency medical...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Facts about Heat, Humidity and Impacts on Health
    We're coming into the warmer season, and for states that are already relatively warm for most of the year, that means they'll be especially hot.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Be Confused by These 8 Delirium Causes
    "Delirium" is a term often used for someone who is not in their right mind, and often there are underlying health factors.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Promising New Medical Treatments for Cancer
    Medical science is constantly making cancer breakthroughs, however there's an extensive process to bring treatments to the public.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Treatments to Expect During Stroke Rehabilitation
    A stroke can be devastating, but luckily in many cases the patient makes a full recovery. However, that process can take awhile – in fact in some cases, in can be a lifetime of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Simple Ways to Beat Melasma
    Pregnancy bring many, many challenges, from nausea and vomiting during the early stages to feelings of bloating and general discomfort during the later stages.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to Stay Positive While Fighting Cancer
    Cancer is a formidable foe, and it sometimes can make the brightest personalities feel dark.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice