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Around million people in the UK are said to live with Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degenerative joint disease, including damage to the tissue between bones known as articlar cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage the bone may be exposed and damaged. As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become laxer. While Osteoarthritis is very common in middle-aged and older people, up to two-thirds of people suffering from osteoarthritis are of working age. However the symptoms can range from very mild to very severe. The disorder most often affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and shoulders, but can affect almost any joint in the body.