Arthrosis, also known as osteoarthritis, is a joint disease caused by chronic wear of cartilage.
Unlike arthritis pain, which is often nocturnal and appears more or less continuous, arthrosis pain is often felt during the day and emphasizes during joint movement efforts.
The most common cases are arthrosis of the knee, arthrosis of the hip and facet arthrosis, affecting the joints of the spine. Some individuals also suffer from cervical arthrosis, which causes pain and stiffness in the neck and lumbar arthrosis that generally manifests in the lower back. Several other joints of the body can be affected by this disease including fingers, ankles, wrists and shoulders.