Linda Martin is the CEO of Arthritis Victoria and in this interview, Deborah begins a conversation about what we need to know about arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
Did you know there are over 100 kinds of arthritic conditions and chronic pain is on the rise?
In Australia alone, arthritis affects millions of individuals. This impacts not only on the lives of sufferers. It’s reach extends to families, care givers and an economic impact that soars into the billions.
Arthritis is not a disease of the elderly – even children have arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Very concerning is the fact 58% of people with these conditions are 25 – 64 years of age.