At the start of a new year, many of us feel the urge to take control of our lives in one way or another. If you suffer from chronic arthritis you may have more reasons than most to want to act.
Most of us overindulge at Christmas and many of us end up wishing we hadn’t. But if you have arthritis, you may have more reasons than most to lay off the rich food this Festive season. Arthritis causes inflammation and pain in the joints. Alongside anti-inflammatories and painkillers, research suggests that avoiding certain foods can help…
The Festive season means spending time with family and friends. But if one of them is an arthritis sufferer it can sometimes be difficult to know what to say or do and if you haven’t seen them for a while, it can be sad to see that their condition has deteriorated. People sometimes feel helpless…
3D printing is already being used to create customised orthopaedic implants for joint replacement surgery. Now, further technological advances are offering a glimpse into the future of orthopaedics whereby synthetic implants could be populated with a patient’s own cells to encourage tissue regeneration.
If you are living with the constant pain of arthritis, it is easy to slip into a negative way of thinking. Arthritis can be debilitating, affecting your day-to-day life in a myriad of different ways. However, the way you think can have a significant effect on your experience of the condition.
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”.
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.
Osteoarthritis affects more than eight million people in the UK. It is the most common form of joint disease, causing debilitating pain, stiffness and mobility problems.
The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.
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?