Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
5 minute read
17 Nov 2020
12:36 pm

How to manage joint pain

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

Disease is irreversible but symptoms can be managed.

Senior woman with shoulder pain. Elderly woman is enduring awful ache. Shoulder Pain In An Elderly Person. Senior lady with shoulder pain. Picture: iStock

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people globally. You get it when the cartilage on the ends of your bones in the joints wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. The disease is irreversible but the symptoms can usually be effectively managed. Eating healthy and exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function. If you have joint pain or stiffness that doesn’t go...