Osteoarthritis in Melbourne Florida, Rockledge, Viera, including the avenues, Cocoa, Cocoa beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Port St. John, Mims, Palm Bay, Indialantic, satellite beach, Melbourne beach.
Also known as degenerative joint disease. Commonly affects the hands, hips, neck, and lower back. The cartilage in the joint wears down over time from overuse, trauma, or stress in the area. The body protects itself by laying down calcium to protect the area that is stressed. The calcium is the bone spurs, aka, DJD, DDD, arthritic spurs. Treatment is intended to relief pain and stop progression of the disease.