of the Hand
also called degenerative arthritis, is a degenerative condition
that commonly affects the small joints of the fingers and the base
of the thumb. Common in both men and women, it can cause the joints
to become swollen, stiff and painful. It often leads to joint enlargement,
interfering with normal hand function and significantly impacting
a person's quality of life. There are two main types of hand arthritis:
primary generalized osteoarthritis and erosive osteoarthritis, and
they affect the hands differently.
of the Knee
also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage
in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue
that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is
common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body.
Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person's lifestyle.