This is one of the very common cause of joint pain especially in elderly. The degeneration of the cartilage as age progresses leads to the inflammation of the joints. Severity of pain increases with severity of the cartilage damage.

Interventional therapy:

Good management of pain relief is obtained by various variety of injectable ranging from hyaluronic acid, Platelet rich plasma (PRP), Interleukin receptor antagonist. Steroid injections are given only for terminal non operable cases. In later stage it might require surgery. In severe cases of pain when a surgical replacement of the joint is not possible, image guided RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) of the pain generating nerves which helps to alleviate the pain is done .