Osteoarthritis

The Causes of Osteoarthritis Note: Since writing this article we have expanded our original definition of ‘Osteoarthritis’ to generalised Knee Pain. This is in light of recent evidence that suggests both of these conditions are strongly related. Whenever we refer to Osteoarthritis, OA, or arthritis, you can take this information as being relevant to ‘Knee…

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What we have talked about throughout this article series is a comprehensive list of the factors that are likely to contribute to the causes of Osteoarthritis (OA). What we see with these factors is a comprehensive list of things that are completely preventable. When we consider all of these factors, we see that education forms…

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The mind.   It’s the elephant in the room when it comes to Osteoarthritis (OA).   Not many clinicians really like to deal with this aspect. It usually only mentioned as an afterthought.   But why is this?   Well, first of all, there are a lot of different factors at play. From the perception…

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Genetics and osteoarthritis. It’s an unfortunate truth of the world that when it comes to certain diseases we are simply more susceptible to certain conditions as a result of our genes. In terms of our relative risk (i.e. what the odds say about us developing the condition compared to others), this is something that is…

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Being overweight. It’s arguably the number one factor that is cited when we look at what causes all chronic diseases. And for good reason. In this 2014 review, we see a whole host of areas listed about the negative health effects of being overweight. We see a recommendation that maintaining a healthy weight through both…

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Have you ever been told that arthritis is completely inevitable once you begin to age? Most likely you were told this because one of the common risk factors cited for arthritic conditions such as Osteoarthritis (OA) is that of age. The popular notion is that with age, the joints of the body degrade simply as…

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The Knee Program. It’s something that we’re incredibly proud of. And for good reason. It’s a program that has been in development for over 10 years now. With constant improvement based on real patient feedback and regular professional development across the latest evidence (see our comprehensive research in action in this article series), we know…

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By Nick Burrows – Exercise Physiologist Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterised primarily by pain, but also stiffness, crepitus (joint cracking) and reductions in strength. The most common form of OA is knee OA but nearly any joint in the body can be affected. The exact cause of OA is unknown but there are…

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