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.
If you have been reading my blogs then you know that appropriate exercise is a very important component to preventing and treating osteoarthritis. Of course, never start a new exercise program without first checking with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to do so. Also, it is not just "any exercise" that is good for keeping…