Achy joints? It could be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints. There's no cure, but a variety of treatments can help, as can losing excess weight.

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5 Joint-Friendly Foods, and 5 That May Hurt Them

Osteoarthritis isn't just an old-person's condition—joint pain can start in your early 30s. Keep these picks and skips in mind for healthy hips, knees, and more.