Osteoarthritis (formerly called osteoarthritis) is the most common and most common
widespread rheumatic disease. This is a chronic disease in which the cartilage is on
the joint surfaces are broken down. Furthermore, other structures in
joint, such as joint capsule, ligaments, muscles and bones. The occurrence of
Osteoarthritis increases with increasing age, but this is primarily due to the fact that if one
have got osteoarthritis, then this is something you have for the rest of your life. Osteoarthritis
is the most common cause of disability in older people.
You can get osteoarthritis in all cartilage-covered joints, but it is still the most common
to get osteoarthritis in the knees, hips and fingers. The cause of osteoarthritis is not
known, but several risk factors have been identified: obesity,
heredity, previous joint injuries, stressful work, age and
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is often made with the help of X-rays, however, it can
take a long time before seeing changes. It is important to get started
treatment and exercise early in the course of the disease, and through
medical history, examination of mobility and registration of pain
one can make the diagnosis earlier than by X-ray and thus get in
start training as early as possible.
According to national and international guidelines, all persons should
with symptoms and findings of osteoarthritis of the hip and / or knee get offered one
basic treatment consisting of information, training and advice on
weight reduction (if necessary).
It is important that everyone with osteoarthritis gets basic information about
osteoarthritis and about how you can influence your situation. In AktivA at
Simedsol physiotherapy is the dissemination of this information organized in
Information is important to avoid unrest and fear, increase
the motivation for exercise and thus better health and quality of life.
Exercise is the treatment that has the best effect for most people
with both small and large problems due to osteoarthritis. It is shown that
exercise reduces pain, improves physical function and facilitates activities in
everyday life. A physically active lifestyle also has many other positives
effects. AktivA physiotherapists at Simedsol can help you
Get started with exercise and adapt exercises to the best for you.
Participation in AktivA means that you must first participate
patient education where physiotherapists who have participated
the education program in AktivA will give you better insight into your
osteoarthritis, its treatment and what you can do to improve it
your symptoms. Then you will undergo an approximately 8 weeks individually
customized exercise program with exercise twice a week that you in consultation
with your physiotherapist can choose to do individually or in groups.
Before starting and after 3, 12 and 24 months, you will also answer an electronic questionnaire
Exercise is fresh, so it is important that you continue to exercise even after you have finished the follow-up with a physiotherapist.
If you want to join AktivA at SIMEDSOL's clinic, you can contact us directly e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +47 97081559. The osteoarthritis schools are held evenly throughout the year, starting approximately every 10 weeks. See aktivmedartrose.no for more information