- Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are sometimes mistaken for one another
- Osteoarthritis refers to degeneration of joints
- Osteoporosis leads loss of bone mass and increases risk of fracture
World Arthritis Day 2020: October 12 is observed as World Arthritis Day. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints which affects movement. The urban population has become increasingly sedentary, resulting in poorer muscle mass and bone strength. We are now faced with a modern epidemic where prevalence of arthritis (especially knee arthritis) has become very common in men and women post a certain age. This age related arthritis which is by far the most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis.
World Arthritis Day: What you need to know about osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
In India, osteoarthritis occurs in the age of 55-60. Not only is the patient profile of those suffering from arthritis