Impact on the patient
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 patient with OA: pain reduces movement, which lowers exercise capacity, which can…
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 the UK, the cost of working days lost due to arthritis, including OA, will be £3.4…
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 with family, friends and colleagues. In particular, when family and friends take on…

PP-INT-GBR-0209 February 2021