UCLA rheumatologist,Geraldine Navarro, MD, discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of osteoarthritis and explores treatment options, including lifestyle modifications.
Before you developed osteoarthritis, you probably took it for granted that you could move your joints smoothly and without pain. But when the cartilage at the ends of the bones in your joints begins to break down, the joints don’t move as smoothly. Here’s what happens in osteoarthritis:
The breakdown of cartilage causes your bones to react in those areas, often by developing bone spurs, or growths.
The cartilage doesn’t stretch as well, and can be injured more easily because of it.
Your joints may become inflamed and swollen, which damages the cartilage even more.
the bones touch without that protective cartilage in between, you’ll
feel pain and have stiffness. You may notice that the joint can no
longer be moved through a range of motions.
Don't forget to bookmark us. New videos daily. Thank you for checking out our website. Also check us out on Facebook. CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK
NOTE: In all cases we attempt to bring you the AUTHENTIC video by the original uploader. By embedding their videos, which requires their approval, they make any advertising revenue from the video. We do our best to help these creators grow, while bringing you a single location to watch the best video.