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Negoescu A, Östör AJK. Self-management pivotal in osteoarthritis. Practitioner 2014;258 (1770):25-28

Self-management pivotal in osteoarthritis

22 Apr 2014Pais-up subscribers

Osteoarthritis remains a clinical diagnosis and importantly radiographic changes and joint symptoms may be poorly correlated. All patients with clinical osteoarthritis should be advised about activity and exercise irrespective of age, comorbidity, pain severity or disability. A rheumatological opinion should be sought if there is doubt regarding the diagnosis or symptoms persist despite treatment. [With external links to the evidence base]

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