If you frequently experience stiffness, soreness, and reduced mobility in your joints, you may be one of the 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and is a chronic condition that results in a breakdown of joint cartilage. By managing your risk factors, such as body weight and overuse, you may be able to delay or prevent the onset of this disease. However, because risk factors like age and heredity are out of your control, it is important to take care of your joints even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. West Hills Hospital & Medical Center can help you address joint pain with joint replacement surgery and physical therapy. Explore this infographic to learn more about joint pain and how to care for it. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family.
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