What happens if I do not look after my injuries?

If you damage a joint and don’t look after it correctly there is a good chance you will develop osteoarthritis.

doctor looking at x-ray

 

Acute injuries such as a dislocation, torn cartilage or a fractured bone in or near a joint may increase the risk of osteoarthritis affecting that joint in later life.

Young Nurse Tending to Young Woman with Neck Brace and Arm Cast

These websites may be of use

Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA   . 

Website for St John’s First Aid courses 

Website for personal diagnosis and management of joint pain