Professor Conaghan believes that cases of osteoarthritis, a leading cause of severe pain in hips, knees and hands, could double from 8.5 million to 17 million by 2030.
In a recent statement he declared that “action is needed immediately;
In the recent report; OANation2012, commissioned by Arthritis Care nearly 75% of people diagnosed with osteoarthritis complain of experiencing constant pain in their affected joints due to the condition, describing the pain as often “unbearable”
Andrea Dipple, Managing Director at Co-operative Xest, described these recent findings as “alarming”
She said that: “Being able to go about our daily lives without experiencing pain or distress is something that we are all sometimes guilty of taking for granted, but for sufferers of this debilitating condition, life can be very painful. Many people diagnosed with osteoarthritis however, do not realise that there are a huge range of specially designed aids that can make everyday tasks that little bit easier. Whether it is a Reacher for helping to pick things up or a Long Handled Brush to make brushing your hair more comfortable, there is always something which can help to make living with osteoarthritis less painful”.
For more information and to shop a wide range of daily living aids that can help sufferers of osteoarthritis visit http://www.co-
To view the OANation2012 report visit arthritiscare.org.uk/
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