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Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints within the body. It is often associated with normal age related degenerative changes that occur in the joints as we get older. People are affected in different ways with osteoarthritis and may have differing severities and presentations of the condition. It often causes increased pain and stiffness, and may cause some restrictions in movement and function.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint within the body; however, it is not as common in the elbows as it is in knees or hips for example. Although people who have previously injured, had trauma to or surgery to their elbows in the past are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life.
Osteoarthritis may cause stiffness and pain, difficulty straightening or bending your arm fully, swelling and sharp pains deep within the joint itself.
For some general exercises and more advice on osteoarthritis please click here.