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OA is the wearing down of the articular surfaces of our joints and is commonly experienced in the weight bearing joints such as the hips, knees and ankles. These arthritic changes are natural and unfortunately in most cases irreversible. They can lead to joint stiffness and discomfort and can ultimately restrict daily activities. Although these changes are mostly irreversible we are able to offer treatments, exercises and education on how to minimize any deterioration and reduce the pain while maximizing activity. Research has shown that maintaining good muscle strength and good joint mobility reduces the effects of OA.