Imagine not being able to climb stairs without pain. Or even take a walk around the block, or the mall. And you can forget about activities you used to love, like tennis, or golf. That trip of a lifetime to Europe? Well, you may not to be able to get around to see the sights once you are there.
This is what it is like for the 27-million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis. It’s often called “wear and tear” arthritis, because the cartilage in your knee join wears away. The disease mostly effects people age 50 and over, causing swelling and stiffness, a decrease in mobility, and pain that increases over time.

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