In honor of World Arthritis Day on Monday, October 12th, and since Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting an estimated 13% of Canadians, we invite you to visit and share a special website dedicated to helping people and family members living with OA celebrate and continue participating in the activities they love. This website will also be an opportunity for members of the OA community to engage in a conversation with other Canadians living with OA while discovering tips on how to maximize participation in their favourite activities. Visitors will be invited to share photos of things they love to do (and plan to do again) but sometimes miss out due to OA pain and will be able to learn about treatment options including viscosupplementation. Help spread the news…
 Bombardier C, Hawker G, Mosher D. The Impact of Arthritis in Canada: Today and Over 30 Years. Arthritis Alliance of Canada, 2011. Available at http://www.ergoresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Impact%20on%20arthrisis%20in%20Canada_Today%20and%20over%20the%20next%2030%20years.pdf.
People who are affected by joint pain are at the center of everything we do. It is difficult to really understand what it is like to live with a condition like osteoarthritis, which affects daily activities and performances in such a significant way. At the end of the day, only people who suffer from the condition on a day to day basis can truly understand how it feels and what it implies to live with pain and reduced mobility. This is why, we asked people living with osteoarthritis to share their experiences with us.
If the stories of Anik, Caroline, Lise or Serge resonate with your own, please talk to your physician about what you are going through and how Synvisc One can be a part of your osteoarthritis treatment plan.