Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, commonly occurs in our shoulders, knees, hips, spine, and ankles from normal aging and/or “wear and tear.” Degenerative joint disease often results in pain, loss of motion and flexibility. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may need to make some changes in your lifestyle. But you can still do many of the things you enjoy. You just have to take steps to manage your condition. Your healthcare provider will work with you to diagnose and treat your degenerative joint disease.
If you suffer from degenerative joint disease or arthritis and would like additional information on this painful condition, please review the video and frequently asked questions below. If you are interested in or scheduled for a joint injection for your joint pain and would like additional information on this interventional procedure please refer to our article on joint injection. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.