Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. In the UK, it is the most common type of arthritis , and around 1 million people see their doctor about it every year.
Three key characteristics of osteoarthritis are:
- Inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints
- Damage to cartilage – the smooth and strong surface that lines the bones, allowing joints to move easily, without friction
- Growths that develop around the edge of the joints
The main symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain and stiffness. You may have difficulty moving the joint affected.
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis then please book an appointment using our Booking Form.