Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of chronic pain and disability resulting from structural changes to the joint.1 According to the 2017 Global Burden of Disease study, worldwide an…
Osteoarthritis (OA)-related pain is caused by structural joint changes and other complex factors that affect how the body processes and experiences pain.1 Persistent pain and functional…

Impact SEE ALL

Many patients with osteoarthritis (OA) suffer from inadequate relief for their OA-related chronic pain but what is the impact of this?1 Chronic pain can have a real domino effect on the…
The individual suffering from osteoarthritis (OA)-related pain is not the only person affected; the domino effects of chronic pain on a patient’s function and daily life also impact on relationships…
The impact of osteoarthritis (OA)-related pain extends far beyond the affected individual and the people closest to them. There is a substantial socioeconomic impact of OA.1 For society in…

Management SEE ALL

Optimising care pathways has the potential to increase patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes, ensure more consistent, appropriate and timely referrals, improve multidisciplinary team (MDT)…
The UK guidance by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend a holistic approach to osteoarthritis (OA) assessment and management.1 Key to holistic management is a…
Osteoarthritis (OA) treatment pathways require effective partnerships between primary and secondary care services and across multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), to ensure that services are available to all…

Chronic pain can restrict patients’ daily function and cause a domino effect.1,2

Support for your patients
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Self-management resources

These resources can help support patients make changes in their lives to manage their OA-related chronic pain.


Guides, booklets and posters

Guides and booklets are extensive informational resources, whilst posters may be useful to display around your practice.


External websites

Direct patients to external websites for more general information on their condition.


Apps and trackers offered by other providers

There is now a range of digital options that allow patients to record and manage their pain.

1. Wysocka-Skurska I, Sierakowska M, Kułak W. Evaluation of quality of life in chronic, progressing rheumatic diseases based on the example of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2016;11:1741-1750. 2. Parmelee PA, Tighe CA, Dautovich ND. Sleep disturbance in osteoarthritis: linkages with pain, disability, and depressive symptoms. Arthritis Care Res. 2015;67(3):358-365.

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