Osteoarthritis And Pain Management
Do you suffer from osteoarthritis or think you’re at risk? At Shellharbour Village Pharmacy we have highly trained pain management experts to assist you on your journey of pain management. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 2.2 million Australians—that’s nearly 10% of the population.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in our bone joints breaks down. This results in our bones rubbing together.
Frustratingly, osteoarthritis symptoms vary greatly and can change over time, however, common symptoms include joint swelling, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and, ultimately, pain.
Risk Factors of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis can affect anyone but is more likely to affect you if you possess the following key risk factors:
- Advancing age
- Undertake everyday movements associated with some jobs.
Osteoarthritis Pain Management
Unfortunately, osteoarthritis is a chronic condition without a cure, and it usually worsens over time. However, it’s important to remember that osteoarthritis is manageable. With the help of our friendly team at Shellharbour Village Pharmacy, we can help to perfect your pain management so that you can get your life back on track.