The burden of osteoarthritis and other arthritis disorder is physical, psychological and socioeconomic. It can be associated with significant disability, such as a reduction in mobility and activities of daily living. Psychological squeals include distress, devalued self-worth, and loneliness. Given the high frequency of osteoarthritis and other arthritis disorder in the population, its economic burden is large.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis in India, and other parts of the world affecting over 15 million adults every year. One in two adults will develop symptoms of knee OA, while one in four adults will develop symptoms of hip OA by the age 85 and one in 12 people above 60 years or older have hand OA. Although OA occurs in people of all ages, osteoarthritis is most common in people older than 65.