January 13, 2022 by Kay Mwaba

My life changed in October 2020. I went from being able to move freely – going for long walks – to the next day struggling to move one foot in front of the other. My body would seize up and I would be in constant pain. It took 12 months of tests to get a diagnosis and then the fun began researching my condition. Osteoarthritis has no cure; it is about medication and preventative maintenance to avoid further deterioration.

There wasn’t a lot of information for my specific condition, but my husband found a free webinar hosted by Musculoskeletal Australia on how to manage back pain. It was the help and support I needed to learn more and without them providing this wonderful free service I would still be navigating my way through understanding my condition.

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