A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down.

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time.

Joint pain in the lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom.

Medication, Spinal Decompression and sometimes surgery can help reduce pain and maintain joint movement.

Consult our clinicians for more advice

Sources: Mayo Clinic and others

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