Degenerative Arthritis/Osteoarthritis


 

Degenerative Arthritis/Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, kneeships or spine.

Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.

For more information about physiatry, physical rehabilitation medicine, medical conditions or to setup an appointment, contact Stan Mathew, MD.

Location
American Rehabilitation Medicine
1026 A Ave NE, St. Lukes Hospital, 5th floor
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-369-7331
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