Joint stiffness is a very common problem that can affect any joint in the body, including your hips, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands.
The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.