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If you suffer from back, knee or hip pains, then you may be suffering from osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Although it occurs in people of all ages, osteoarthritis is most common in people older than 65. In osteoarthritis, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones and as the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed rubbing against each other.
The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape andmakeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The tissues around the joint become stiff andmuscles that support the joint becomeweak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient results promoting the effectiveness of Physical Therapy for osteoarthritis. Elite Physical Therapists have years of experience treating patients suffering fromOA, achieving optimal results.
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