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?
Chronic tendon pain is debilitating. Rest and physiotherapy are the normal recommended routes to recovery. But, what happens if these don’t work? A procedure that involves an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to relieve symptoms.
We are just passing the Autumn Equinox, the point in the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are the same. From hereon in, those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be seeing less of the sun as our hours of daylight decrease. How does this affect our health and well…