Category Joint Health Tips

28 Sep

CHAPTER 2. Bone Health and Vitamin D: Vitamin D in Osteoporosis

Figure 1: Comparison of internal structure in healthy bone and osteoporosis. Healthy bone has a more compact structure whereas in osteoporosis there is less bone density. Figure 2: Common symptoms of osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a very common disease and it is estimated that 27.6 million people in Europe suffer from it. One of the main […]


21 Sep


Article by courtesy of Dr. José Luis Llisterri Caro, Médico de Familia, Clínica Vallada de Valencia. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that represents the second reason for consultation in Primary Care health centers as it accounts for 50% of visits to the doctor related to the musculoskeletal system. It is the most common joint disease […]


12 Sep

CHAPTER 1: Bone Health and Vitamin D. What is it and why is it so important?

Vitamina D y Salud Articular


6 Sep

Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis increase the risk of “silent falls” in elderly people.

OAFI y Indeelift


25 Jul

The silent falls

Why does Osteoarthritis cause falls? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints, causing deterioration of the cartilage that covers them. This can lead to a variety of health problems, with lack of stability being one of the most common. Osteoarthritis weakens the muscles and ligaments around the joints, resulting in decreased balance and […]


13 Jul

Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases: a close relationship

Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular risk: What do we need to know? Osteoarthritis: Key concepts Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that affects the cartilage, the subchondral bone, the synovial membrane and the soft tissues of the joint. Some of the symptoms are pain, loss of mobility, muscle atrophy… which are combined with the psychological wear and […]


12 Jul

White Paper on Aging and Osteoarthritis

OAFI presents White Paper on Aging and Osteoarthritis In 2050, 31.4% of the Spanish population will be over 65 years old and 11.6% will be over 80. Last Thursday, June 29, OAFI officially presented the White Paper on Aging and Osteoarthritis: Problems, Challenges and Solutions, prepared jointly with Dr. Julio Sánchez Fierro, lawyer and doctor […]


24 Jan

Exercise therapy may postpone total hip replacement surgery in patients with hip osteoarthritis

The University of Oslo in Norway conducted a study1 on the effect of exercise on the long-term need for total hip replacement. Physical activity and patient information are recommended for all patient with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee as first-line treatment. In fact exercise therapy was found to be beneficial in reducing pain and […]


22 Jan

The Liubljana statement calls for political commitment to reduce health inequalities

The OAFI Foundation, together with more than 30 European institutions, signed the Ljubljana Statement on political commitment to reduce health  inequalities. The document set up by the Public Health Association of the European Union and the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, and presented in Ljubljana at the European Public Health Conference, reiterates the […]


30 Oct

SUCCESS OF # OAFICONGRESS18 – II International Congress of Patients with Osteoarthritis

Barcelona, world capital of patients with osteoarthritis. With the aim of raising awareness of the disease and giving visibility to people suffering from osteoarthritis, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI) organised the 2nd International Congress of Osteoarthritis Patients. As part of the Foundation’s social commitment, the event was FREE of charge and took place on 9 […]