To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (13-18 September) we are focusing on the effects of this debilitating disease on the hip joint. However, rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in your body and if you suspect you may have the condition, it is important to seek medical help.
A partial knee replacement is offered to people who have arthritis in mainly one of the three compartments of the knee. If two or three compartments are significantly damaged, a total knee replacement will be more suitable (Read out blog about total knee replacements here: Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery: A Patient Guide for Total Knee…
Your knee is the largest joint in your body and is vital for all kinds of routine activities, from sitting to going upstairs. Knee pain can have a number of different causes but a common one is osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative condition which leads to worsening pain due to the breakdown of cartilage in…
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty – also called partial knee replacement or minimally invasive partial knee replacement – is a surgical procedure used to treat isolated areas of severe knee arthritis.
About Arthritis – did you know?
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…
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.