Osteoarthritis Pictures Slideshow: An Overview and Visual Guide to OA

Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Thursday, September 26, 2013

X-ray of the knee.

A man has knee pain.

X-rays of the pelvis and hips, foot, and neck.

Illustration shows osteoarthritis of the femur.

People play cards.

A football player gets ready to hike the ball.

A woman holds a pill bottle.

A doctor shows a patient an X-ray on the computer.

Loss of cartilage can cause the knees to curve out, creating a bowlegged appearance (shown on the left). An X-ray shows bony spurs along the spine (shown on the right).

A patient receiving physical therapy.

A person wears a knee brace.

A woman holds a pill.

Photo of glucosamine and chondroitin tablets.

A man steps on a scale.

A woman swims in a pool.

An X-ray shows a hip replacement.

A woman stretches on the beach.

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