What is Osteoarthritis?

It is the most common chronic joint condition and often described as the ‘wear and tear’ of the joint. It is characterised by the damage of the cartilage, deterioration of the tendons and ligaments, bony spurs forming around the edge of the joint and inflammation of the joint tissue. It is most often found in knees, hips, fingers and toes but can affect any joint. Osteoarthritis is more common in people over 40 or those that have had joint injuries.
Osteoarthritis can be diagnosed by the doctors at OSSEM after physical examination and imaging. They will work with you to put together an effective and personalised treatment plan to manage your osteoarthritis.