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 21, 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 Treatment Options for Arthritis Up Next Video What's an NSAID? Up Next Video Can Physical Therapy Help With Arthritis? Up Next Video Is it Possible to Avoid Arthritis Starting in Childhood?