Condition

Osteoarthritis

Description

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical deficits—may initiate processes leading to loss of cartilage. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, bone may be exposed and damaged. As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become more lax.

 
Treatment generally involves a combination of exercise, lifestyle modification, and analgesics. If pain becomes debilitating, joint replacement surgery may be used to improve the quality of life. OA is the most common form of arthritis. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthrosis

  • Specialities
  • Procedures
  • Medical teams
  • Medical centres
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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga
Sohail Physiotherapy Clinic Av Santa Amalia, 24 Fuengirola

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena

Professionals

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation