Osteoarthritis is one of the most common form of arthritis.3 So if you’re experiencing a sore joint, you’re not alone. There are many resources available to people struggling with this condition, one of which is the Arthritis Australia’s website (https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/).* They have a variety of tools and resources all geared toward people living with arthritis.
You may already have a basic understanding of osteoarthritis and how it affects you, but here are a few things you might not know:
5. Exercise is reported to be a great way to help pain and slow progression.1,4 Ask your doctor what type of exercise might benefit your specific condition. If diagnosed with osteoarthritis, your doctor may recommend one of the following to ease your osteoarthritic pain:
b. Over-the-counter medicine
c. Lose weight
d. Physical therapy
e. Non-surgical treatments such as injections
6. We often joke about moving north to ease the pain in our achy joints. But unfortunately, moving to a warmer climate won’t cure your osteoarthritis.5 While many people believe that barometric pressure, changes in weather, rain, sunshine, or humidity cause a change in how their joint feels, there hasn’t been scientific proof to support that yet.6
If you’re interested in more information about bone health, check out the next article below, Bone Health Basics. Also, your doctor can be a great resource for information on osteoarthritis and may have materials he can give you for additional review.
* Zimmer Biomet is not affiliated with these websites and neither endorses or verifies the accuracy of the content thereon.