While hospitals deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, many patients with musculoskeletal conditions are managing their symptoms at home.
In both the early and later stages of osteoarthritis, self-management strategies can help to control symptoms such as pain and stiffness.
The videos offer advice on self-managing hip osteoarthritis at home, and have been created using extracts from ORI's CHAIN programme – an exercise and education treatment pathway for people with hip osteoarthritis and other forms of hip pain.
The advice is based on the latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of osteoarthritis and covers exercising with hip osteoarthritis, pain medications, diet and nutrition, assistive devices, and alternative therapies.
The videos are delivered by the CHAIN team, made up of experts from ORI and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Deputy Head of ORI Tom Wainwright said: “We know that there will be many patients locally who may be suffering from hip pain, and so we have prepared these short education videos that we hope will be helpful for patients. We are also signposting suitable online exercise programmes and resources from the ORI website.”
Head of ORI, Professor Robert Middleton, added: “The collaboration between Bournemouth University and the NHS has been brilliant. With little time or resources, the two teams have come together to support people with arthritis in these challenging times and produced some very useful videos. I highly recommend viewing.”