28 Sep Living with osteoarthritis?
Don’t let osteoarthritis hold you back
People living with pain and osteoarthritis can be profoundly affected. It can significantly impact their daily activities which may include sleeping, going to work or even the household chores. This leaves many people depressed, frustrated, and unsure of how to manage the pain without being prescribed opioids for relief.
Spotlight on osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) refers to a painful joint condition that is the result of a number of movement, lifestyle and genetic factors that progress as you age. OA is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 9.3 per cent of Australians.
High-level evidence shows that exercise and physical activity are key to reducing inflammation and pain and improving function. Your therapist will help you to determine what level of activity is enough to challenge your body and your OA joint, but not enough to cause a flare in symptoms.
Download the APA Fact Sheet on osteoarthritis > HERE
For more information
- Blog: Can hand therapy really help my osteoarthritis?
- Blog: What can I do about osteoarthritis in my thumb?
- FREE Hand Therapy Webinars – osteoarthritis
- APA – Spotlight on osteoarthritis
- Arthritis Australia
- What is hand therapy?
- Custom made leather splints
If you are experiencing finger, hand or wrist pain, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to help you.
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