Arthritis Foundation – Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet

By Jon Stiffler PTA/Sports Center Manager

Arthritis Foundation- Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet

Jon Stiffler, PTA/Sports Center Manager

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “Osteoarthritis (OA), also called osteoarthroses or degenerative joint disease is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage.”

Symptoms include:

  • Pain or stiffness in joints after periods of inactivity or excessive use
  • Grating or “catching” sensation during joint movement
  • Bony growths at the margins of affected joints

To learn more, click on the pdf link below.


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