Arthritis Basics What's Osteoarthritis? Share Pin Email More in Arthritis Basics Management Symptoms Diagnosis Joint Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Gout Ankylosing Spondylitis Types and Conditions Medications Diet and Exercise Natural Treatments Assistive Devices and Mobility Aids Surgery and Research Coping Frequently Asked Questions View All Updated April 06, 2016 Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of your joints. The tendons in your joints will eventually wear down from everyday physical activity. Learn more about osteoarthritis in our video. Up Next Up Next Video Stop the Progression of Arthritis Up Next Video Treatment Options for Arthritis Up Next Article Do You Have Osteoarthritis? Up Next Article What Does Osteoarthritis Feel Like?