Is osteoarthritis permanent?
Unfortunately, yes. It’s a degenerative disease. Once the damage to the bone is done, there is no reversing it. It’s possible to manage the pain so that it doesn’t interfere with daily activities as much.
How do I know if I have osteoarthritis?
There is no known test to detect osteoarthritis. However, you have symptoms that match those of osteoarthritis, you should speak to your family doctor or a specialist.
How long does it take for osteoarthritis to develop?
Osteoarthritis can develop gradually over time or be brought on by an acute injury to one or more joints. But it’s more common in people over 55, with one in every adult over the age of 55 being affected.
Can I have osteoarthritis even if I am young?
Yes. Osteoarthritis affects the joints of people of all ages. Genetics and family history is also known to cause this disease in some people.