Osteoarthritis explained by experts – causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that damages your cartilage (the slippery material that covers and protects the tips of your bones). Healthy cartilage enables bones to glide over one another during movement. With osteoarthritis, your cartilage is worn down, meaning your bones have less protection and grind together – causing pain, restricted joint motion and swelling.
Osteoarthritis is most common in elderly people but can occur in younger people also, especially following a joint injury. Discover more in the videos below.
What is osteoarthritis?
Dr Peter Larmer, Head of School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT University (Auckland), describes osteoarthritis.
(Arthritis NZ, 2012)
Osteoarthritis explained simply
Osteoarthritis explained simply by Dr Sal: causes, diagnosis and treatment.
(Doctor's Secrets, 2013)