Of Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common
type of arthritis. It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints
and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly occurs in the
fingers, hips, knees and spine.
Cartilage is a firm, rubbery material that covers the ends of bones in normal
joints. Its main function is to reduce friction in the joints and serve as
a "shock absorber." The shock-absorbing quality of normal cartilage
comes from its ability to change shape when compressed (flattened or pressed
Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in a joint to become stiff and lose its
elasticity, making it more susceptible to damage. Over time, the cartilage
may wear away in some areas, greatly decreasing its ability to act as a shock
absorber. As the cartilage wears away, tendons and ligaments stretch, causing
pain. If the condition worsens, the bones could rub against each other.
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