Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements
By: Justin Peng, MD,FACR
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and ls often referred to as degenerative disease because it is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. In a healthy joint, the ends of the bones are covered with smooth and healthy cartilage. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in between the joint is worn away, causing narrowing of the joint and jagged, irregular spurs at the edges of bones, which can cause achiness, stiffness, soreness, and limited range of motion.