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:
How does osteoarthritis affect my joints?
Osteoarthritis occurs when you lose connective tissue (cartilage) in one or more joints — usually in the knees, hips, or hands. In fact, knee osteoarthritis is one of the five leading causes of disability among non-hospitalized adults. Pain or swelling in the joints may make it difficult to move the joint, disrupting your daily activities.
Click here to read more of the questions you can ask your OSS Burbank Doctor: http://www.everydayhealth.com/osteoarthritis/living-with/questions-ask-your-doctor-oa/