What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of a joint, such as the knee or hip. Each joint is made of cartilage: the firm, rubbery tissue that cushions the bones of your joints. Having cartilage present allows your bones to glide smoothly when moving your joint. When the cartilage starts to break down and then wear away, the bones can rub together. This process can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Signs and Symptoms
- Pain in and around the joint
- Reduced range of motion
- Excessive swelling in and around the joint
- Stiffness in and around the joint.
Causes of Osteoarthritis
- Older Adult Age Group
- Previous involvement in activities that involve frequent kneeling, squatting, lifting, running, etc. including repetitive motions
- High impact sports, such as football, basketball or soccer
- Ages 40-80
- Moderate to severe hip pain due to osteoarthritis.
No Cost Study
There is no cost to participate in this clinical study, and the participant will receive the following if they qualify.
- Medical Evaluation.
- Investigational Medication.
- Study Related Medical Care, Including X-ray Imagery.
- Complimentary transportation or travel stipend.
- Compensation May Be Available