Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative condition caused by wear and tear to the cartilage in the joints. It most frequently affects the older population with worldwide estimates stating that about 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women aged over 60 years suffer from the condition.
About 80% of those affected will experience some limitation of movement. Sufferers will frequently give up activities that they had previously enjoyed, to adopt increasingly sedentary lifestyles. However with careful management, regular, gentle exercise can be extremely beneficial to Osteoarthritis sufferers. [Read more…]