About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about osteoarthritis that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 177.

This is an update of advice on osteoarthritis that NICE produced in 2008.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult with joint symptoms that are likely to be caused by osteoarthritis.

It does not cover people with other types of arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis).

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