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Osteoarthritis: Common Sites

Osteoarthritis can develop in any joint. But some joints are more likely to be affected. Below are some of the common places where osteoarthritis can occur.

Neck

Joints between small bones in the upper part of the spine may wear out. Pain may travel to the shoulder or the base of the skull.

Lumbar Spine

Bony spurs may form on the joints between the vertebrae (spinal bones). And disks (cushions of cartilage between vertebrae) may wear down. Pain may affect the lower back or leg.

Hip

Cartilage damage can occur in the large "ball and socket" joint that connects the pelvis and thighbone. Pain may travel to the groin, buttocks, or knee.

Fingers

Finger joints may become enlarged and "knobby." Grasping objects may be hard, especially if the joint at the base of the thumb is affected.

Knee

The cartilage in the knee joint may wear down. Weakness or instability in the knee joint may make walking or climbing stairs difficult.

Toes

The big toe ("bunion") joint may be affected. Standing or walking may be painful.

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-10-24T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2004-05-03T00:00:00-06:00

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Dr West took such wonderful care of my husband Dick and that care extended his life by years. I continue to be fortunate to have him helping me to stay healthy. I wish there was a way for everyone to experience that quality of medicine.

By the way in the last two days this office is the only place that took my temperature before they would let me in. Shell Point and another doctors' office just ask you the questions as to where you have been lately.

Keep up the good work! PH

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