Joints become more sensitive with age.
Over time, the cartilage tissue becomes increasingly thin and loses its flexibility.
The first signs generally appear at the load-bearing joints: knees, hips, etc.
The back, hands and elbows are also particularly affected areas.
This phenomenon mainly affects people over 65 years of age.
The joint mobility may have an earlier evolution in athletes and people who have a particularly strenuous or repetitive physical job.
Factors like family history, overweight or a previous accident (fractures, traumas, etc.) can also play a role.
At an advanced stage, movements become difficult and uncomfortable and stiffness occurs.
It can become very difficult to tie your shoelaces, walk, get dressed,…