It’s a type of Arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.
Cartilage is the substance or ‘cushioning’ between the bones of the joints. It commonly affect the hands, feet, spine and the large weight bearing joints, such as knees and hips, however any joint in the body can be affected.
Your joints will be stiff and painful and also swollen. You may find that as the day progresses the pain may increase however it can be the same from morning, noon to night.
With early detection and the appropriate care it has been shown that using a Chiropractor it can slow or stop the early stages of this process. Also your doctor will be able to design a program of preventative care for you. ( each treatment is subject to an intensive Chiropractic examination )