Knee osteoarthritis: do you know about it?

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Do you know about it?

Today, there are 6 million canadians who suffer from osteoarthritis.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is caused by the wear and tear of the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the joints.

It often causes:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • A loss of mobility
  • And a significant reduction in quality of life.

Osteoarthritis can strike at any age, but most often affects people aged 50 years and up. All the joints can be affected, but those of the knee reduce autonomy and travel for work or pleasure. Even if there is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, treatment options exist. Treatment that helps to relieve pain and discomfort which allows more extensive movement of the knee.

Mobility is not a luxury. It’s a right for everyone suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

Ask your doctor for Synvisc Hylan G-F 20.

Synvisc® is a treatment to decrease pain associated with arthritis of the knee, hip, ankle, and shoulder.  This product may not be right for everyone. Consult your health professional. 

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