Cartilage is a connective tissue that protects our joints by acting as a cushion between the bones and absorbing shock. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage in the joint (e.g., knee, hip, shoulder, etc.) breaks down.
Understanding what causes cartilage loss in the first place is the key to understanding how you can keep more cartilage as you age. Regenexx has compiled the top 10 causes of cartilage loss along with some solutions to help prevent it.