Tag Archives: oa

09 May 2022

Weight Management and Osteoarthritis

Why weight management is important for osteoarthritis  Being overweight or obese is determined by BMI (body mass index), which considers your height and weight. Studies have shown that a high BMI is the single greatest risk factor for knee osteoarthritis; in fact, people who are obese are twice as likely to develop knee osteoarthritis compared…

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21 Mar 2022

Myth Busting – Osteoarthritis and Exercise

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in Australia, and the most common type of arthritis. There can sometimes be misconception around what is best for managing this condition and therefore we have broken down some of the most common myths.    #1 Osteoarthritis is a result of ageing and will inevitably get…

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09 Aug 2021

Exercise and Osteoarthritis

Did you know that 1 in 11 Australians have Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the break down of cartilage covering the ends of bone in our joints, most commonly the hands, hips and knees. It can cause pain, stiffness and swelling, and can often interfere with our every day life. So, how can we prevent osteoarthritis? Some…

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17 Sep 2018

‘Did you know there are new Osteoarthritis Guidelines?

Unless you follow all things GP publications you may not have known that the Royal Australian College for General Practitioners (RACGP) has published updated guidelines for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) [1]. RACGP is the governing body for all GP’s within Australia. OA is the most common form of arthritis for Australians…

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