If you suffer from a debilitating condition like arthritis you don’t need us to tell you that it can have a significant impact on your mental health.
As we find ourselves once more in lockdown it’s important to do whatever we can to stay healthy and well, both physically and mentally. As orthopaedic surgeons, our particular concern is people’s orthopaedic (bone and muscular) health. The fact that we are spending more time at home, with limited opportunities for exercising and the possibility…
One of the outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic is that we have become increasingly focused on health and, in particular, the measures we can take to avoid becoming seriously ill with the virus. Alongside the Government’s advice to wash our hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water and to maintain social…
Government guidelines to safeguard the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of us are spending far more time at home. The internet is full of online fitness classes and exercise videos and people are finding creative ways to keep their body and minds healthy while in lockdown.
Once people have got their joint replacement surgery out of the way, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and think “that’s that”.
The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. But a new study has found that some simple lifestyle and dietary changes can make a significant difference to your pain levels and your consequent quality of life. Osteoarthritis is a condition that mostly affects the knees, hips, feet and hands. It is caused by deterioration of the joint…
Whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic, or you’re taking a “staycation” here in the UK, one of the things you don’t want to be bringing back from holiday with you is a strain, fracture or other injury.
If you are unlucky enough to live with chronic (persistent, ongoing) pain, why not make 2018 the year you resolve to do something about it?
It can be beautiful to look out on a picture-perfect Christmas card scene, sparkling with frost, ice and snow. But, if you’re trying to get to the supermarket, or a doctors appointment or anything that requires you to walk or drive anywhere, suddenly the winter landscape is less inviting.
While the rest of you are cracking nuts this Christmas, is there one member of your family who just can’t resist cracking their joints? Sometimes the people around them are full of dire warnings about the consequence of joint cracking, but are they right?