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* A form of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
* A common disabling joint disorder (problems with hips, knees, ankles)
*Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent activity limitation among the elderly leading to disability
*Affects 16- 20 million people in U.S.
*No prior event or disease
*Resulting from previous joint or inflammatory disease
*Congenital diseases ( Legg-Cave\u2019-Perthes)
*Obesity the more you weigh the harder it is on your joints
*Functional Impairment/ asymetric
*Physical assessment of musculoskeletal system
*Location and pattern of pain
*X-Rays- Show loss of joint cartilage, narrowing of joint space, osteophytes (bone Spurs)
*Labs-ESR, RH-rule out RA (RH 40 or less)
-supports for joints
-isometric, postural and aerobic exercise
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