Self-care is an integral part of daily life. It means you take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing with support from those involved in your care. It is important that you discuss your osteoarthritic condition with the team involved with your care (GP, physiotherapist, surgeon etc.) and make sure you have a clear understanding of your condition and the proposed treatment plan.
For more information on self-management in osteoarthritis visit:
NHS - Living with Arthritis information.
Arthritis Research Uk Self Management advice.