Living With Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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Living With Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an age-related form of arthritis. OA is what’s known as a degenerative joint disease, and it tends to occur most commonly in the hips, back, hands and feet. In the United States, over 32.5 million adults are living with OA, which has no known cure. However, certain activities can reduce your risk of developing OA, and there are steps you can take to relieve the associated discomfort once you’ve been diagnosed with this health condition.