| Dec 07, 2015
by A. Lynn Millar, PT, Ph.D., FACSM
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA) — joint-specific degeneration
which causes pain and stiffness. Approximately 27 million adults in the U.S. have OA. While men have lower rates of OA as compared to women, it is still one of the leading causes of disability and movement limitation. The most common symptomatic joints for men include the knee, hip, and hands, with the knee being the most common (13.5% in men 45 years or older). Guidelines for management of OA include physical activity, weight control and joint protection.
This article originally appeared in the 2014 issue of the Fit Society Page newsletter. To read the full article, please visit the web archive