Joint problems Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid disease can cause stiff painful joint problems Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid disease can cause stiff painful joints with loss of range of movement which can cause problems with function.
Many, but not all, people with osteoarthritis have calcium pyrophosphate crystals in their osteoarthritic joint cartilage.
Less commonly, valgus deformity of the knee will be seen in association with lateral compartment osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine can also reverse joint degeneration in osteoarthritis sufferers.
In osteoarthritis these cells behave abnormally and this behavior leads to cartilage degeneration.