Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage in a joint. That cartilage serves as a cushion between bones and the breakdown of this tissue leads to pain and inflammation. Osteoarthritis is caused by both genetics and abuse to the cartilage in the joints from overuse, injury and obesity.
Knee osteoarthritis is a very common problem. As I have reviewed in previous blogs, and as I detail in my book, The Arthritis Handbook: Improve Your Health and Manage the Pain of Osteoarthritis, treating osteoarthritis should include several basic steps, including an appropriate anti-inflammatory diet, exercises, and often supplements. …