Cartilage, the slippery tissue in the joints providing cushion between bones, can gradually deteriorate and eventually tear away as we age. This causes osteoarthritis, the condition wherein joints become inflamed and painful.
Aside from aging, being overweight or having a joint injury predispose you to osteoarthritis. When bones rub together due to cartilage tear off, swelling, pain and reduced joint motion follows. Ligaments and muscles around your joints can also become fragile and stiff....More >