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  • Bayside Medical Group

HAMPTON

Monday - Friday:8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday:8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday:10:00 am to 12:00 pm


MENTONE

Monday - Thursday:8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday:8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday:9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday:CLOSED

Monday-14th January 2019

Arthritis is often thought of as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints and surrounding connective tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.There are actions you can take to help prevent and reduce the impact of osteoarthritis on your daily life.Learning how to manage your osteoarthritis effectively involves building skills such as goal setting, decision making, problem solving and self-monitoring.Taking an active role in managing osteoarthritis has been shown to improve outcomesResearch shows that people with osteoarthritis who participate in self-management education programs improve their skills and confidence to manage their condition. This can also improve both mental health (including anxiety and depression) and physical health.Learn about new treatments, what works best, and other up-to-date information on the myjointpain (www.myjointpain.org.au/) website.Download free fact sheets on a range of topics about arthritis from the Arthritis Australia website. (www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/)

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Knee pain, aching joints, sore back, hip stiffness – these are all common complaints with many possible causes, including osteoarthritis. Although not curable, osteoarthritis can be managed and its progression slowed. Visit bit.ly/osteoarthritis-explained to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less

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