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Osteoarthritis, otherwise called degenerative arthritis, is a type of arthritis where the protective cartilage at the end of the bones get inflamed, wear down, and are eventually lost with age. It affects women more than men above the age of 50 years. The symptoms of osteoarthritis are joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness, loss of flexibility, and swelling. Usually, medications that help relieve pain like Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Duloxetine is used for its treatment. Apart from medicines, physical therapy, corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections into the affected joint, and joint replacement surgery also helps with the pain.
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