A new online programme available in your area is helping people manage their osteoarthritis and share with others who have the condition.
The programme, called MOA (Managing OsteoArthritis), provides access to an online community and a personal health coach. People can also track their mood or symptoms, keep a food and exercise diary, and access other information and resources via the web and mobile app.
For Sandra Thomas, 52, MOA is a godsend. She lives in a small rural community where there is no GP at present and very little medical support. She’s been told that her osteoarthritis of the hip, while extremely painful, is not severe enough for her to be seen by the hospital.