Moving away from osteoarthritis pain

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Moving away from osteoarthritis pain

Carmen Pope

Physical activity
Physical activity can make a real difference to a person’s osteoarthritis symptoms, and group exercise may produce greater improvements than exercising alone [Image:]

HILDA IS A LOCAL CUSTOMER AGED IN HER 70s who asks you for something for her knees. She says they creak and feel stiff when she gets out of bed, and they hurt a little when walking. She has always been very active and healthy, and does not take any medications, and she would like to keep up her daily walks with her ladies’ group.

Osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of arthritis, affecting approximately 10 per cent of all adults in New Zealand. It is a condition where

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