What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

Progressive disease. Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joint including the cartilage inside the joint and bone supporting it.
Arthritis. Degenerative arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can cause pain with movement of the affected part. Many times the chronic inflammation will lead to structural changes in or around our joints that can result in decreased range of motion and loss of related function.