As you age, your joints (particularly the knee, hip and shoulder) can grow stiff, swollen or painful. This pain is often caused by osteoarthritis, when the cartilage that normally cushions your bones begins to break down.
Rates of knee and hip replacements are rising as younger adults seek a long-term solution to debilitating joint pain. A healthy lifestyle can help ensure the new joint functions smoothly for a long time.
Did you know the largest, strongest joint in your body is your knee? And a healthy knee joint has plenty of cartilage to cushion your bones and provide smooth, stable support.