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…
Do you suffer from knee pain? If so, you are not alone. According to data published by Arthritis Research UK in conjunction with Public Health England, one in five adults over the age of 45 in England has osteoarthritis of the knee. According to an article published in Family Practice (volume 24, issue 5), knee pain…
Tricompartmental osteoarthritis is a severe form of knee arthritis that affects all three compartments of the knee joint. The knee is a complex joint made up of three compartments – the patellofemoral where the kneecap (patella) and thigh bone (femur) meet, the medial tibiofemoral on the inside of the knee and the lateral tibiofemoral on…
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.
A sprained ankle can be a painful and debilitating injury. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you may be unable to put weight on the affected ankle and it may feel weak and unstable. You may have swelling, bruising and redness around the injury.
Joint stiffness is a very common problem that can affect any joint in the body, including your hips, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands.
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.