Osteoarthritis part 2: understanding the condition

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, December 2008, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2008.2.12.32056

Explaining osteoarthritis.

What is it about?

There are over 200 musculosketetal conditions affecting millions of people, both adults and children, including all forms of arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis (Department of Health, 2006). This article is the second in a mini-series on osteoarthritis in the HCA journal. The causes and effects of the condition are discussed and methods of reducing risk factors are outlined.

Why is it important?

As there are over 200 musculosketetal conditions affecting millions of people, both adults and children, including all forms of arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis (Department of Health, 2006); Osteoarthritis is a condition that is frequently treated by HCA.

Perspectives

Mrs Julie I Swann (Author)

Preventing OA or reducing its symptoms is possible by adopting a healthy life style.

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