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Why your knee or hip pain can feel worse in the winter

If it wasn’t enough to contend with Coronavirus this winter, anyone suffering from arthritis knows that the colder months can worsen joint pain and stiffness. There have been a number of studies that have tried to explain why some people seem to suffer more through the winter. Arthritis and cold weather One explanation is that […]

Hip replacements found to cut risks of falls

Hip replacement surgery can often seem daunting, but the benefits of increased mobility, and absence of pain and discomfort, usually outweighs any concerns for those suffering from hip arthritis. Now, another benefit can be added to the list; according to a new article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients that […]

COVID and its impact on the self-pay market

Our National Health Service has had to rise to the challenge of the COVID pandemic by redesigning its services to cope with the onslaught of patients. As a result of these decisions, though, there have been many unintended effects in terms of access to acute care, diagnostics and planned surgery. In fact, COVID has been […]

Why do my legs hurt when I run?

The elite athletes competing in the Winter Olympics will be focused on staying fit and avoiding injuries. Although traumatic injuries such as knee ligament ruptures receive a lot of attention, there are a number of lesser known conditions that cause leg pain in athletes at all levels. Shin splints is a general term used to […]

Bone Bruises. What are they?

We all know what it is like to knock into something and bruise ourselves. But whilst simple soft tissue bruises will usually improve over 1-2 weeks, bruising to the bone can often take a lot longer to recover from. The term itself is often misleading. Whilst it is possible to cause bleeding under the thick […]

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