bone spurs

What Are Bone Spurs in the Knee and How Can They Be Treated?

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Otherwise known as Osteophytes, bone spurs are basically bony lumps which develop within a joint. Known to cause a lot of pain and potential issues with mobility, they are especially common in patients who suffer with Osteoarthritis. Here,…
My knee replacement recovery diary

When the knee surgeon becomes the patient: my knee replacement recovery diary

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Leading London and Bristol knee surgeon Mr Jonathan Webb found himself in the unique position of becoming the patient when he recently decided to undergo knee replacement surgery. After injury his knee playing rugby for England in the early…
knee arthritis in winter

How to Manage Your Knee Arthritis This Winter

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During the winter, patients suffering with knee arthritis may experience a worsening of the condition. When the temperature starts to drop, it can feel like the joints are much stiffer and more painful. So, is knee arthritis impacted by colder…
tennis makes knee joint degeneration worse

It’s Just Not Tennis: Racket Sports May Make Knee Arthritis Worse

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A new study has revealed that racket sports may make knee arthritis worse in patients who are overweight. While physical activity is generally encouraged to those who are overweight, this new research shows not all types of exercise are suitable.…
knee OA and your job

Is Your Job a Pain in the Knee? Study Reviews Link Between Your Occupation and Knee OA

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New research has linked a person’s occupation and an increased risk of developing knee OA or osteoarthritis. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the UK and Australia wanted to determine whether the job you do impacts your…
knee injury and arthritis

Link established between knee injury in early adulthood and onset of arthritis

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If you’ve indulged in any long-term sporting activity, you’ve taken your fair share of knocks. And that’s OK when you’re younger – the body can take it, and damage can be healed. But are they storing up a welter of problems in later…
knee OA

UK study finds listening to noisy knees can help with knee arthritis diagnosis

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If you’re hearing a snap, crackle and pop and you’re nowhere near a breakfast table, welcome to the world of knee crepitus. It’s a term for the sounds the joint makes, and in a lot of instances it’s nothing to worry about – it’s…
knee injury diagnosis

New mini MRI scanner could improve knee injury diagnosis

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging: it’s a thing of medical brilliance. A large tube packed with strong magnets that shoot out radio waves, its ability to safely and effectively visualise tissue has transformed the field of medical diagnosis since…
weight loss before knee replacement surgery

New study finds ideal weight loss target for obese patients before knee surgery

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If you’ve been classed as morbidly obese (which according to the NHS is a BMI of over 40) and you’re awaiting knee replacement surgery, you’ve already been told that losing weight is a must. Makes perfect sense: after surgery, your knee…
knee arthritis surgery London

How exercise can help with knee arthritis

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The last thing you might feel like doing in the aftermath of a knee OA procedure is to kickstart a workout programme, but two separate studies released last month pointed out that you should only sit on the sofa with your leg up for so long. The…