Do you have hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA)?  If so, these videos can help you to help you understand your condition, lower your pain and get back to a more normal life.

These videos are from our Living Well with Less Pain events where experts shared their knowledge on hip and knee osteoarthritis.  We hope you enjoy them and find them useful.

Caroline Hollands, an advanced physiotherapy practitioner from East Sussex Healthcare Trust, talks about “The Myths of Osteoarthritis”.    Caroline explains what OA is and how you can lower your pain and go about your daily life.

Jim Turnbull is one of our patients.  He tells his story of having had one new knee and the ESCAPE-Pain course he attended which has taken him from much pain to almost none in his other knee.  He has continued to work, picked up his hobbies and hopes to avoid a second operation.

Karen Kenyon, a pain practitioner from Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust’s pain management team talks about “Understanding Chronic Pain and its Management”.  Scientists have learned a lot over the last few years about how our brains process pain.  Karen explains this new knowledge and shows how knowing about this can help all of us manage or reduce pain.  She outlines a true story about what happened to Professor Lorimer Moseley, a leading clinical scientist who investigates pain in humans.   You might want to see him telling his own story in a very funny and thought provoking way.

Angela Murtagh, a clinical specialist from Pain Management Solutions, talks about pain medication, drugs, their benefits and dangers, and covers frequently asked questions about opiates and cannabis.

Dawn Bamforth, Engagement Officer (High Weald, Lewes and Havens) from One You East Sussex, explains how One You is helping many patients with their free weight loss and stop smoking programmes.  Being overweight is one of the main causes of hip and knee OA and losing weight can lower pain levels a lot.  You can find out more and sign up to One You here

Martin Lau, dietician and services development manager from Arthritis Action, busts many myths about diet and arthritis.  You can find out more about the charity here.