The pelvis is a circular bony structure that protects a number of important internal organs including the bowel, bladder, reproductive organs and the major blood vessels and nerves that supply the legs.
Infections after knee or hip replacement surgery are, thankfully, rare. However, they do occur – according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons around one in every 100 people will develop an infection following hip or knee replacement surgery – and you need to be aware of the risks.
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.
Your knees are one of the most hard-working joints in your body so when you start to experience knee pain it can be totally debilitating. Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when the protective cartilage in your knee joints wears down allowing your bones to rub together and start to wear away. This causes pain, swelling and…
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 terms “rupture” and “tear” tend to be used interchangeably when referring to tendon and ligament injuries. But, is there a difference? A tear can be partial or complete. When you experience a complete tear it is, essentially, the same thing as a rupture.
Once upon a time, if you suffered a meniscal tear, more or less the only option was to remove the damaged cartilage. There are several drawbacks to this approach, but the main one is that it can increase the risk of arthritis in the future. And, with more of us wanting to remain fit and…
Unless you’re one of the hardy breed of cyclists who likes to travel on two wheels all year round, the early signs of spring are likely to herald the start of the cycling season for you. But, before you joyfully pull on your cycling shorts and head off for your first ride of the season,…
The Lisfranc joint is an intricate mesh of bone and ligament in the middle of the foot. It is the point at which the long bones that lead up to the toes (the metatarsals) connect with the bones in the arch of the foot (the tarsals).
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.