Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but it can even increase life expectancy, according to a new study conducted in Sweden.
Lateral foot pain is pain down the side of the foot and ankle that comes on before, during or after physical activity. It can be debilitating. In some cases, people may find it difficult to move or even stand as a result of lateral foot pain; you may even lose some sensation in your feet.
Scientists have found a way to grow synthetic cartilage which could revolutionise treatments for arthritis sufferers in the future. It could be a while before the research is complete, but it appears it will be worth waiting.
Exercise has been shown to help ease the pain of arthritis. But it can be a vicious cycle. Fear of pain can stop you from exercising and so you avoid doing something that, ultimately, would benefit you. So, how do you break the cycle?
Partial knee replacement surgery is now more accurate and successful than every before thanks to ultra precise robotic technology. MAKO robotic arm assisted technology uses CT scans to create patient-specific 3D models of the patient’s knee. These are then used to plan the correct sizing, position and orientation of implants according to the patient’s unique…
We don’t tend to think much about our toes, shut away inside our shoes quietly getting on with their job. But, when we develop pain in our toes we soon become aware of how important they are to us.
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?
Knee Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that is increasingly common as we age. Could something simple like an increase in fibre help to relive the symptoms of this painful condition?
Imagine your joints are like hinges. Synovial fluid is the lubricant that causes the hinges (the bones and cartilage) to move smoothly without sticking. Without it there can be friction leading to pain and inflammation. Are there any benefits for post-operative synovial fluid replacement following knee surgery?
It is natural to think that joint pain would keep you awake at night, and this certainly is considered a contributing factor as to why at least half of people suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) don’t sleep well. Research however also shows that the two conditions could in fact co-exist, with the quality of sleep actually…