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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of “wear and tear” arthritis that can affect almost any joint of the body, but OA does not always cause pain. Many people experience wearing of a joint, like your car tires, as we age, but there are great ways to help decrease pain through exercise. Movement is important for keeping joints healthy, whether through exercise, stretching, or sports. 

Joint pain may be a sign of osteoarthritis. The pain may be mild or so severe and debilitating it affects everyday activities. OA can develop in any joint, but it is most common in the hands, knees, and hips. OA is the leading cause of disability in individuals older than 65 years and affects 70% to 90% of those older than 75 years. Thinned cartilage and joint bone spurs are common markers of osteoarthritis. 

Are your joints in pain? The professionals at Connected Whole Health can give you a proper diagnosis. 

Chief Editor: Dr. Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | CEO & Chief Medical Officer