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Joint Cartilage Wears Down By Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a very powerful disease that destroys cartilage. Charles Jordan, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says it is probably the most common thing that an orthopedic surgeon sees patients for. It affects patients in their 20s, 30s,40s, 80s and 90s. Some of the symptoms are pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and decreased range of motion. Jordan points out that the overlying theme for arthritis is you were born with a really nice thick cap of cartilage that became joints and with this illness that cartilage wears down.

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