The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. You use your hips for all movement involving your upper leg, so hip pain can be debilitating.
As we age, our joints age too and may start to become painful and stiff. However, while ageing is inevitable, joint pain is not and there are things you can do to protect your joints and prevent damage. The sooner you begin thinking about protecting your joints, the better particularly if you are involved in…
Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t turned out how any of us expected. One of the many changes to our lives this year has been the replacement of the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon – normally one of the highlights of the running calendar – with a virtual marathon taking place on Sunday 4 October.
Cycling levels in the UK have increased by up to 200% as a result of the Covid19 lockdown, according to Secretary for Transport Grant Shapps who made the announcement in June.
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If you have knee osteoarthritis, a simple but important consideration is, are you getting enough Vitamin D?
Although the curve of the Covid 19 pandemic is flattening, pressure on the NHS is likely to continue for some time to come. As orthopaedic surgeons we are urging people to consider how they could avoid sustaining trauma-related injuries (fractures, strains, sprains and ruptures) during this time, both for their own benefit and that of…
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.
January is a busy time for orthopaedic surgeons. Not only is there a higher risk of injury at this time of year due to icy weather conditions, but there is also the “New Year Resolutions factor”, which sees many people redoubling their efforts to get fit after the indulgences of the Festive season. Unfortunately, this…
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.