Osteoarthritis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

July 21, 2015 | The Arthritis Society
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This brochure provides an overview of osteoarthritis (OA), it causes, symptoms and treatments. OA is the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than three million Canadians — that’s one in 10! Though once referred to as the “wear-and-tear” arthritis, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) recently re-defined this condition. It describes OA as the result of the body’s failed attempt to repair damaged joint tissues. However, OA isn’t always developed due to abnormal stresses or injury; it may also occur as part of the aging process. Download the PDF to read more.