also known as osteoarthritis, is a disease that attacks the joints promoting
mainly the wear of the cartilage that covers the ends of bones that articulate,
but also damages other joint components such as the ligaments, membrane and the
fluid synovial. Articular cartilage
is nourished by joint fluid or synovial, this helps to lubricate the joint,
facilitating their movement, and allowing the healthy joints cartilage sliding
over each other without friction, ie without wear. The joints most affected by
this disease is: the spine, hands, knees and hips.