"There are over 100 different types of Arthritis that affect joints; the most common being Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis."
These were the words that summed up the presentation by Andrew Cairns, Health Services Manager from Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW on the second night of this year's Southern Highlands Men's Health Month.
Andrew engaged his audience of more than 40 people with a positive presentation at St Jude's auditorium in Bowral on November 14.
"Well presented", "full of information", "flowing" were some of the comments heard from the audience who generally felt that they now knew more about arthritis.
Although there is currently no cure for arthritis Andrew emphasised that there were ways to manage it effectively to maintain function and reduce pain.
He left with the message that learning about your condition, staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, caring for your joints, using medicines wisely and working well with your healthcare team could improve the overall management of your condition.
The next presentation during Men's Health Month will be on November 21 from 6pm at St Jude's auditorium in Bowral. Diabetes NSW will present "Sugar Hits". What is Diabetes? How do I avoid it? How do I know if I have it?
Further details: Tom Carroll 0419 482 208, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Wingecarribbee Health Association for Men's (WHAM) website a www.wingecarribeehealthassociationformen.org