People with osteoarthritis are often told phrases, such as:
⚠️ ‘You’ve got bone on bone.’
⚠️ ‘It’s caused by wear and tear.’
⚠️ ‘It’s only going to get worse.’
Unfortunately, such statements can be setting people up for failure...
If you browse social media, you would have come across many things that claim to ‘fix’ back pain, from self-massage tools and posture correctors to that one magic exercise you ‘need’ to do.
You might then go and buy that brace or try that stretch for a couple weeks and your pain improves… But was it that intervention that helped? And will it last?