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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It’s the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Find out more information about diagnosis, treatment and living with osteoarthritis on the NHS website.

Below is a list of useful information and support to help anyone suffering, or affected by osteoarthritis;

A Guide for People with Osteoarthritis by Keele University

Keele University have provided a useful guide for anyone who is affected by osteoarthritis, it discusses when to seek professional help and how to manage and treat joint pain.

To view the guide, please follow the link below;

https://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/ri/primarycare/pdfs/OA_Guidebook.pdf

Arthritis Research UK Information and Exercise sheet

To view a leaflet by Arthritis Research UK which gives advice on how to most safely exercise with osteoarthritis please follow the link below

https://www.versusarthritis.org/media/3093/osteoarthritis-exercise-sheet.pdf

Escape Pain

“ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.”

For more information please visit their website.

NHS Fitness Studio

The NHS Fitness studio provides examples of lots of exercises you can do from your own home, including video tutorials.

To access these videos go to the NHS Fitness Studio

Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit gives information to support patients with pacing and grading activity. For more information go to https://www.paintoolkit.org/pain-tools/pacing.