"I might have it, but it doesn’t have me."
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the joint begins to break down causing the underlying bone to change leading to symptoms of pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased motion or flexibility. Dr. Karl Koenig, orthopedic surgeon of the Musculoskeletal Institute talks about the causes of arthritis and what you can do to help alleviate symptoms.
As we get older - arthritis and pain play a role in staying active. You may see a decline in how active you can be because of joint pain. How do you know when its time to see a specialist? Dr. Kevin Bozic, Orthopedic surgeon with UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institute speaks with KXANs Gigi Barnett about arthritis and aging.