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Osteoarthirits is the most common form of arthritis. OA can affect any joint, but occurs most often in the knees, hips, lower back, neck, base of the thumb, and small joints of the fingers. Changes in the cartilage and bone of joints can lead to pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited range of motion. Several risk factors for OA include
-being overweight
-muscle weakness
-injury or overuse
-other forms of arthritis
Management includes physical and occupational therapy in conjunction with medication.