Understanding the Difference between Primary and Secondary Osteoarthritis

Joint pain, stiffness, grating bones and even tenderness are a few symptoms one suffers when diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. This disease is one of the most common forms of Arthritis. Also known as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis affects bone cartilage. As the disease progresses, this cartilage and the cushioning it provides deteriorates. The pain one feels is no different be it primary or secondary osteoarthritis. The main difference between the two lies in what causes them. Let’s take a closer look. Read more