Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease which results in mechanical abnormalities and degeneration of joints involving the articular cartilage and the adjacent subchondral bones causing painful, tender and stiff joints. Patients also may find that their joints lock or become inflamed. Pain intensifies with movement or weight bearing activity. While by no means a cure, treatment with modalities as an addition to other forms of therapy can help bring patients relief.