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Pain coping skills

Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having osteoarthritis. As we discussed in week 1, the experience of pain is complex. The good news is that …

How a health professional can help you

There are a range of health professionals who can support people with osteoarthritis to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight. These health professionals all play a different role in …

How body weight contributes to osteoarthritis

In the past, the link between body weight and osteoarthritis was simply thought to be due to changes in joint loading resulting from increased body weight. However, the fact that …

Joint replacement surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a technique that removes the surface of a joint and replaces it with an artificial joint (prosthesis). This surgery aims to corrects the shape of the …

Evidence-based treatments for knee and hip osteoarthritis

Research tells us that many people with osteoarthritis aren’t receiving appropriate management for their joint pain. So, what are the appropriate and recommended treatments for osteoarthritis? Clinical practice guidelines are …

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It typically causes persistent joint pain and often makes daily activities difficult. Osteoarthritis affects synovial joints. These are joints that move. Synovial …