How Your Joints Change as You Age

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Effects of Aging on the Musculoskeletal System.”

CDC: “Osteoarthritis (OA).”

Keith Roach, MD, associate attending physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; associate professor of clinical medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY.

Ruchi Jain, MD, rheumatologist, Magnolia Rheumatology, Westchester County, NY.

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Inflammatory Arthritis.”

Arthritis Care and Research: “American College of Rheumatology 2012 recommendations for the use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee.”

American College of Rheumatology: “Importance of Following Your Treatment Plan.”

Robin Jahrous, Lake Bluff, IL.

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