Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder characterised by the breakdown of cartilage, the protective tissue that cushions the ends of bones in joints. As cartilage wears away, bones can rub against each other, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced joint flexibility.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Regular Exercise: Strength work with weights as well as walking or swimming, to maintain joint flexibility, strengthen muscles around the joints, and manage weight.
    • Weight Management: Maintain a healthy weight to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, such as the knees and hips.
    • Joint Protection Techniques: Learn and practise joint protection techniques to minimise strain on affected joints during daily activities.
    • Hot and Cold Therapy: Apply heat packs for stiffness and cold compresses for acute pain to alleviate symptoms

How Lincs Injury Can Help You

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Seeking medical attention ensures an accurate diagnosis, ruling out other potential causes of joint pain.
  • Disease Management: Early detection allows for the initiation of appropriate management strategies to slow the progression of osteoarthritis and alleviate symptoms.
  • Customised Treatment Plan: Healthcare professionals can provide a personalised treatment plan, which may include medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications tailored to the individual’s needs