In 2018, approximately 670,000 New Zealanders aged 15 or over (1 in 6 people) are living with at least one type of arthritis, the most common form is Osteoarthritis.
Arthritis can affect many different parts of a joint and nearly every joint in the body. Arthritis can affect people in different ways, but the most common symptoms are swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go and vary in their severity, with severe arthritis resulting in chronic pain and disability.
Good healthy habits that improve our diet, physical activity and sleep are proven to reduce the risks of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, dementia, cancer, depression, sleep apnoea and arthritis.
Implementing good healthy habits now will greatly reduce your risk of having arthritis and many of the above-mentioned health risks. If you already suffer from some form of arthritis, healthy habits can help you take control and better manage your symptoms.
For those of you experiencing pain from arthritis we have teamed up with Eclipse Pharmacy to bring you these special offers for Accuro members.
Check your Accuro policy to see if you have physiotherapy benefit as part of your cover.