EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
Living with osteoarthritis can be difficult but with a better understanding of osteoarthritis, its symptoms, available treatment options, and what to expect, people can make informed decisions about how to improve their overall health. It has been shown that people who take time to learn about osteoarthritis have less joint pain, make less visits to the doctor, and have an overall better quality of life.
People can educate themselves about osteoarthritis by speaking with their doctor, physical therapist or other healthcare professionals with training in how to treat people with osteoarthritis. The internet is an excellent resource as well. The Arthritis Foundation (United States), The Arthritis Society (Canada), or Arthritis Care (United Kingdom) have written material, information on the internet or can be accessed by phone. Links to these organizations are provided below:
- The Arthritis Foundation, U.S.A. - www.arthritis.org
- The Arthritis Society of Canada - www.arthritis.ca
- Arthritis Care, United Kingdom - www.arthritiscare.org.uk
To read more about osteoarthritis visit the links section of OA Health Info. Links have been provided to other websites on osteoarthritis.
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