Osteoarthritis affects roughly 30 million Americans a year. This type of arthritis is also known as wear & tear arthritis. It often occurs in the weight-bearing joints of the body such as hips, knees, and spines.
The cartilage that is typically elastic in the joint solidifies, making it easier for the cartilage to chip away due to the friction of said joint. This creates extreme pain for the person suffering from the disorder which ultimately leads to a pursuit of pain relief.