Arthritis affects 10 million people in the UK. It is the greatest single cause of pain and disability in this country. To mark National Arthritis Month, we are asking people if they understand the symptoms to look out for, as getting an early diagnosis can make a big difference to quality of life as the…
About Arthritis – did you know?
If you have knee osteoarthritis, a simple but important consideration is, are you getting enough Vitamin D?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that is caused by the cartilage in your joints starting to wear away. Cartilage is there to cushion your joints but it naturally starts to wear as you age. If significant amounts wear away, it can cause the bones to begin rubbing together. The result is pain and inflammation which…
It is impossible to escape stress. This is particularly true at the moment as all of us face the challenges of lockdown and the anxieties associated with Covid-19. We might be concerned about becoming ill, the mental challenges of isolation, or have financial worries linked to being unable to work. Maybe we are worried about…
Every person’s anatomy is unique. When it comes to hip and knee replacement surgery, using Mako robotic arm assisted technology gives the orthopaedic surgeon more information about your anatomy which means they can very accurately plan your surgery and therefore cut away less of your bone and damage less of your other soft tissues.
Christmas can be stressful at the best of times but when you’re coping with the pain of arthritis on top of everything else, it can really put a dampener on the celebrations.
Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative condition that can affect the knee joints. In its early stages, the symptoms may be mild and can normally be managed without surgery. However, as the condition develops, symptoms worsen and more invasive treatment options may become necessary, including surgery.
To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness week, we are looking at this painful condition and how it can affect the knee joint, as well as other parts of the body.
The answer to this is a great big emphatic YES. Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition and the temptation may be to avoid exercising as it can exacerbate the pain. However, regular, moderate exercise has been shown to help prevent the progression of the disease and it can also improve mobility and alleviate stiffness.