Osteoarthritis Facts

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1) A Normal joint is comprised of a fluid sac called a joint capsule. With this capsule is a fluid, synovial fluid, that cushions and protects the cartilage surrounding the bone. The synovial fluid is produced in a thin membrane called the synovial tendon.
2) Osteoarthritis is also known as "wear and tear" arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be a result of excessive wear and tear, but it has been postulated that there may be a predisposition to the condition. The cartilage in your joints deteriorates causing your bones to contact directly. This will feel like soreness and stiffness of the joint. Knees, wrists and hips are common areas to experience this condition.
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