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When your joints hurt, daily life hurts, too. The first step to feeling better is getting the right diagnosis: is it osteoarthritis or something else? The next step is getting the right treatment: what's going to work best? Spectrum Health has joint and arthritis experts who can answer both. Our board-certified bone care specialists are among the most experienced and highly trained in the country. 

The term arthritis is not a single condition. It actually refers to about 100 joint disorders. The most common is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is cumulative damage to joint cartilage from years of use, sports or genetics. It can strike any joint, but knees, hips, hands and spine are most common. Pain from using the affected joint can be debilitating. Let's protect your bones, together.