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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition that can affect one or more joints. The joint(s) affected lose cartilage and changes also occur in the bone around the joint(s). OA can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty using your joints.
There are many factors which are associated with developing OA, and it most frequently affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine. It is the commonest type of arthritis worldwide and it also can occur along with other types of arthritis.
OA is considered a chronic condition that can gradually worsen; however, OA treatment can help improve symptoms and your ability to move and do the things you want to.
Dr Simon Paul specialises in looking after people with OA using an holistic approach, which may include medications, injections, various non-medicine-based therapies, and in some cases, surgery; all tailored to the person’s individual circumstances. Successful treatment allows the person to take control over the disease and mange their symptoms.
For further information on Osteoarthritis please visit the Versus Arthritis website: CLICK HERE