The truth about osteoarthritis

We all know someone who suffers from arthritis, hence it won’t come as a surprise when we say that osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.

With such an aging population osteoarthritis will continue to become more prevalent.

Therefore, how we manage this becomes even more important.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition, where the surface layer of the cartilage slowly ‘wears away’ over time.

This affects the joints ability to absorb shock and as a result usually affects weight bearing joints such as knees and the spine.

OA is caused by increased mechanical stress on a joint.

This can occur from:

Most common symptoms

So, if it’s common and degenerative, what’s the good news?

The good news is that just because a joint had OA, doesn’t mean it will necessarily become painful.

If it does become painful there are several things you can do to help settle the pain.

If your suffering from OA and want to get back to your best, then give us a call at NSPC on 9901 4000