Osteoarthritis (OA) or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) is the most common form of arthritis resulting from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Diagnosis is typically based on signs and symptoms, although early OA is not always apparent on x-ray. OA is sometimes difficult to diagnose with medical imaging and other tests occasionally used to either support or rule out other problems.
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Osteoarthritis affects mostly the knees, hips, finger joints, feet, and spine. Although the exact cause of OA is unknown, it is a common result of repetitive joint injury, obesity or metabolic disease. Your physical therapist's treatment goals include pain relief, improved function and motion, and prevention of disability.
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Several lifestyle changes can be considered to manage osteoarthritis. These include weight loss, high-impact joint loading and single or repetitive movements. Although moderate exercise is recommended three times a week, exercising a traumatized joint with load bearing is not recommended.
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