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knee arthritis and exercise

Pushing through the pain: new study evaluates benefits of exercise for knee arthritis

The maxim ‘no pain, no gain’ has just been reinforced by the publication of a recent Canadian osteoarthritis study, published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the official journal of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. The…
hip pain in winter

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…
hip replacement benefits

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;…
COVID and joint replacements

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…
shin splints

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…
bone bruises

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…
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