Fit and Strong! an evidence-based program for older adults with osteoarthritis by Susan Hughes, DSW, Pankaja Desai, PhD, Rachel Seymour, PhD, and Gail Huber, PhD
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition affecting older people today. It is also the leading cause of disability among them. OA is associated with aging and affects the joints of the body, which become stiff and painful on motion as the cartilage between bone surfaces wears down. Although OA can affect all joints in the body, its presence in lower extremity joints is particularly problematic.