Family history can sometimes play a role in osteoarthritis. Certain genes appear to occur in families that may cause severe arthritis at an early age. Tell your doctor if this has happened in your family.
Over time we may take for granted the freedom to walk up a flight of stairs. The biggest adjustment for the patient is usually this loss movement. Learn how to adjust to life with arthritis.
Many of us think of arthritis as a condition that causes old people to rub their hands together and predict changes in the weather. That's not entirely the case. Who else suffers from pain in the joints?