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«Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone.[5] The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness.[1] Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant.[1] Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and, when the back is affected, weakness or numbness of the arms and legs.[1] The most commonly involved joints are those near the ends of the fingers, at the base of the thumb, neck, lower back, knee, and hips.[1] Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other.[1] Usually the symptoms come on over years.[1] It can affect work and normal daily activities.[1] Unlike other types of arthritis, only the joints are typically affected.[1]


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