Glossary

Arthritis - (ar-thri-tis)
Inflammation of a joint or multiple joints Cartilage - (car-ti-lage )
Tough elastic tissue that cushions the bones at joints Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Degenerative - (de-gen-er-a-tive )
That which is marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function; caused due to ageing in most cases Hereditary - (he-red-i-tary )
Occurring amongst members of a family Palliation - (pal-li-ate )
Reducing the severity of pain or a disease without removing the cause
Osteoarthritis