More than 3 million US cases per year osteoporosis can't be cured but treatment may help it can last for years or be lifelong
Arthritis is a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints
Most types of arthritis are caused by a combination of many factors working together, although some arthritis conditions have no obvious cause and appear to be unpredictable in their emergence.
Potential causes for arthritis may include:
Injury - leading to degenerative arthritis
Abnormal metabolism - leading to gout and pseudogout
Inheritance - such as in osteoarthritis
Infections - such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease
Immune system dysfunction - such as in RA and SLE.