This presentation will help you to learn more about Osteo Arthritis and how it differs from Rheumatoid Arthritis. The signs and symptoms will be reviewed among with the differing ways to decrease the pain of the disease. Functional abilities and mobility issues will be addressed followed by information on the type of equipment that will assist one to maintain their usual activities of daily living.
The team will begin by describing what osteoarthritis is and is not. Current pharmacological treatments will be described. The focus of the talk will be on strategies that can be incorporated into daily life to help manage the pain and joint changes associated with osteoarthritis. Maintaining quality of life and function will be stressed.
You will be given an opportunity to ask questions to further your understanding of the disease.