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Managing osteoarthritis

Managing osteoarthritis

This module covers:

 

● Physiology and risk factors for osteoarthritis

● Presenting symptoms and assessment of the condition

● Management and likely prognosis

● Treatment options, including lifestyle advice, exercise and analgesics

 

Download this module - this also includes the 5 minute test - here

 

Arthritis refers to a group of diseases that affect the joints, causing pain and disability. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis can affect people of all ages; what causes arthritis is unknown, and there is presently no cure.

 

Fortunately, there is plenty of advice pharmacists can give patients to help them manage their condition so they can lead a full and active life. Standards of Care for People with Osteoarthritis, published by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, identifies community

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