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…
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.
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…