What is it and why?
Osteo-arthritis (OA) is a condition a large proportion of us develops at some point in our lives and to varying degrees of severity.
Osteo-arthritis means that there have been some changes to the bones of the affected joint most likely as a result of wear and tear. It is important to remember that even though you may have been given the diagnosis of arthritis, this does NOT equal a life sentence of suffering or that you cannot do anything about it. OA most often results from over-using joints in perhaps not quite the most efficient way. But what accelerates the condition and its debilitating effects even more quickly, is stopping moving your body once you experience arthritic pain or receive the dreaded diagnosis.
Really? What can you do about it?
I have found that even if there are severe changes to the bones of a joint it is still possible to achieve lasting relief from pain, increase the mobility and consequently also your confidence in the joint.
Don’t become one of the 20% of people who develop arthritis…
For most people, arthritis causes discomfort, pain and stiffness in one or more joints and causes fatigue…and does not only affect the elderly – in fact it can begin developing at a young age.