Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in Australia. Over 2.1 million Australians experience OA, which was over half (59%) of all arthritic conditions in the years 2014–15. Although osteoarthritis can affect people of all ages, it mostly affects people over 45, with 1 in 5 Australians (21%) having some degree of osteoarthritis2.
There is currently no cure for OA, but there are many effective treatments to control symptoms3.
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