Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that commonly affects the joints in the knees, hips, hands, and spine. It is characterized by degeneration of the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones. This degeneration causes the bones to rub directly against each other, creating pain, stiffness, and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis is the single most prevalent form of arthritis with an estimated 27 million Americans living with the disease today.

The onset of osteoarthritis is typically gradual, and it most commonly begins after the age of 40. If you are looking for osteoarthritis treatment, contact Beverly Hills osteoarthritis specialist Dr. Susan Baker at (310) 274-7770.