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Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis on: 2020 Sep 08

 KAITLYNN BONIN JULY 14, 2020 ARTHRITIS,  PHYSIOTHERAPY Osteoarthritis is a common term, but what exactly is it? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body. It happens when the cushioning cartilage between the joints becomes rough and breaks down, exposing the bone. Without the cartilage between the joints, bones rub agains each other and can begin to grow outward, forming painful bone spurs. Osteoarthritis usually develops slowly and worsens over time, so it’s important to start treatment early to help you stay active, manage the pain and slow progression of the disease (measured in for stages: minor, mild, moderate and severe). Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting one in six Canadians each year. It is estimated that 85% of Canadians over the age of 70 will have osteoarthritis. Causes There is no one cause for osteoarthritis, but factors that include the likelihood of developing…

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