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Osteoarthritis Care and Management

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The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is a chronic condition affecting the whole joint, including the bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. Osteoarthritis accounts for about 62% of all arthritic conditions in Australia.

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Osteoarthritis is a condition resulting in pain, swelling and/or reduction in motion. Like other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis tends to worsen over time. As the condition progresses, everyday tasks that were once simple can become a challenge. Initially, a person will experience pain during and after physical activity, but as the condition progresses. pain will be present during minor movements or even while resting.

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Catherine Glover
30 Jan 2023
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Well presented, well written and easy to read and understand.
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Marika Salisi
20 Feb 2020
Good
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Emily thomas
10 Oct 2022
Registered Nurse
A short and concise overview of a very common condition. Helpful reminder. Thank you
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Ruth Tresidder
05 Dec 2022
Very good
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Mirunaalini Gopi
30 Oct 2022
Occupational Therapist
Great summary
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Libby Birch
28 Nov 2022
Registered Nurse
The article was timely for me with issues around age related issues and diseases.
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Carolyn Daly
28 Nov 2022
Registered Nurse
Informative.
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Aswalt Savaridas
13 Oct 2019
Good resource
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Ingrid Krevel
11 Oct 2019
A good informative resource.
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Sarah Laxon
14 Oct 2019
An excellent short article with lots of reference for osteo arithitis and great current statistics
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