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What is facet arthritis?

Facet arthrosis is a degenerative phenomenon that attacks the cartilage aspect of the joints. Although this degeneration is only due to age, it can cause pain in some people. How to treat facet arthrosis?
Indeed, osteoarthritis is a very frequent phenomenon in the population, particularly among people over the age of 50. However, it can still begin between the ages of 20 and 30. Men and women are affected in equal proportions.


According to the Postgraduate Medical journal (Volume 79, Issue 933), the risk factors are :

  • Age: Studies have shown that 80% of people over the age of 65 have x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis (although this may be asymptomatic)
  • Injuries: Collateral ligament and meniscus tears and joint fractures increase the risk of OA.
  • Intense physical effort: Osteoarthritis is more common among people doing strenuous physical work, and elite athletes practicing high-impact sports.
  • Other factors: genetics, obesity, diet, etc.


  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased movements
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Noises in the joints

Favorite sites

  • The Spine
  • Knees and hips (body weight)


  • Joint manipulation and soft tissue work (Active Release Techniques and Graston) to improve mobility and reduce scar tissue
  • kinesio taping.
  • facetary osteoarthritis
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Warmth (morning stiffness)
  • Modification of activities that are associated with pain
  • Medication (anti-inflammatory) as needed
  • Cortisone injections as needed
  • Very rare surgical procedures

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