Osteoarthritis and Exercise

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
Description / Summary

Osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as OA, is a common condition that affects our joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.

By taking this short, interactive lesson, you will learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How common is OA of the hip and knee?
  • Is it a normal part of aging?
  • How can you best manage the symptoms of OA with a lifestyle plan that includes exercise?
  • What kinds of exercises and physical activities should you be doing?
  • What role does managing your weight play in an effective self-management plan?

Meet Cynthia and Joe and learn what changes they made to reduce their osteoarthritis symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Estimated time to complete lesson - 15 minutes