What Is Osteoarthritis?
Susan Cassidy
Susan Cassidy
September 17, 2018
What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis diagnosed in older adults, although anyone at any age can develop OA.

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Arthritis Gloves

How Do Arthritis Gloves Help OA Symptoms?

Arthritis gloves can offer therapeutic relief if you are looking for a new way to relieve pain and stiffness in your hands.
104 found this helpful by Susan Cassidy on August 13, 2018
How to Live With Osteoarthritis

A New Way of Overcoming Daily Obstacles With OA

How to live with osteoarthritis focuses on prioritizing your daily activities proactively, so you don’t run into a painful flares.
100 found this helpful by Susan Cassidy on December 21, 2017
Living with Osteoarthritis

What Is It Like Living With Osteoarthritis?

The pain associated with arthritis can be hard to accept because of some of the changes that must be made to accommodate living with osteoarthritis.
470 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani and Susan Cassidy on September 14, 2017
Osteoarthritis Knee

How to Keep Mobile Despite Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Struggling with osteoarthritis knee pain? Here are nine tips for keeping yourself mobile despite having knee osteoarthritis.
398 found this helpful by Ryan Rankin on February 2, 2017
Shoes for Osteoarthritis

Why the Right Shoes for Osteoarthritis Are So Important

Manage your pain and discomfort by finding the right shoes for osteoarthritis to accommodate your lifestyle and severity of the disease.
999 found this helpful by Ryan Rankin on January 11, 2017
Osteoarthritis Pain

Coping With Osteoarthritis Pain

"A complex entity such as chronic pain requires a multi-dimensional approach to effectively manage it," Ali writes on coping with osteoarthritis pain.
646 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on October 11, 2016
Range of Motion Exercises for Arthritis

Range of Motion Exercises for Arthritis

No amount of exercise will replace lost cartilage. However, range of motion exercises for arthritis can reduce pain and promote overall joint heath.
480 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 13, 2016
Osteoarthritis in the Home

Strategies for Osteoarthritis in the Home

"I struggled with simple tasks and became overwhelmed in a place I called home." Ali shares his best strategies for dealing with osteoarthritis in the home.
460 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on July 19, 2016
Infographic oa spoon theory infographic

How to Explain OA With the Spoon Theory

If you live with chronic illness, explaining your condition can be tough. The spoon theory was created to do just that, and has since become so much more.
40 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on March 7, 2016
Osteoarthritis Flare-Up

Getting Through an Osteoarthritis Flare Up

Whether it is caused by a rainy day or physical activity, dealing with an osteoarthritis flare up is terrible. These tips can help you cope.
855 found this helpful by Ali Esfahani on March 1, 2016
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