10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis
By Kathleen Hall
Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. Nearly 14 percent of U.S. adults have osteoarthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It affects women more than men and is a leading cause of disability. The classic signs of osteoarthritis are pain — particularly with activity — as well as swelling and stiffness in the joints.
If you suspect you have osteoarthritis, these questions for your doctor may be helpful:
What causes osteoarthritis?
Many factors contribute to osteoarthritis, including joint overuse, repetitive trauma, and injury, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee. Osteoarthritis runs in families, so there’s also a genetic component. And obesity is another risk factor due to excess weight on the joints.
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