Learn about the most common type of arthritis in the world and types of treatment available.
Osteoarthritis (also known as Degenerative Joint Disease or Degenerative Bone Disease) affects cartilage, bone, muslce and related structures, causing joint pain and stiffness. It is the most common form of arthritis in the world.
A form of rheumatological disease, Osteoarthritis is more than just aches and pains caused by ageing - it is in fact a complex autoimmune disease.
In Singapore, Osteoarthritis is the nineth leading cause of disability, affecting between 10% to 20% of the population. It is linked to age, obesity, sports injuries and may be hereditary. Osteoarthritis can also be associated with other forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Learn about the treatment options available for Osteoarthritis, and how you can do your part in the fight against this incurable disease.