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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…
diet and knee osteoarthritis

Could a low carb diet relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis?

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We know all about the pros and cons of a low-carb diet: on the plus side, it’s the best way to kickstart fast weight loss – and weight loss in the best places, such as the abdomen. It also increases the levels of HDL cholesterol (the ‘good’…
Knee Joint Injury

How a knee joint injury leads to knee arthritis

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With Dylan Hartley being ruled out of the Six Nations with what his club called ‘grumbly knee’ and his doctor pinpointed as something worse, the spotlight shines once again on sporting knee injuries – and their knock-on effects. And a…
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Could your knee heal itself?

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With an ageing population that doesn’t – or isn’t allowed to – slow down as they get older, there’s never been more time, expertise and effort being exerted into the problem of knee osteoarthritis. Barely a month goes by these days…
massage and knee arthritis symptoms

Could a whole body massage improve knee arthritis symptoms?

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We’re all aware of the many benefits a session with the masseuse can bring, whether you’re coming off an injury or not: as well as reducing pain and stiffness, it can improve the circulation, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, remove…
persistent knee pain

Greater pain sensitivity found to increase risk of developing permanent knee pain

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 There’s very little in life worse than constant, nagging pain in a certain part of your body, and if you’re not aware of that yet, consider yourself very lucky, because it can impact upon your entire lifestyle. And if the part of your…
walking could delay need for knee replacement surgery

A brisk walk a day could delay need for knee replacement surgery

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If you suffer from knee OA and you’re worried that walking across the park or leaving the car at home when you nip to the shops is going to make matters worse, then think again: a new study from America claims that if older adults with the…
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Walking could be key to avoid total knee arthroplasty

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When it comes to knee OA – along with every other medical issue – prevention is always better than cure, and anything which can keep people off the operating table is always worthy of attention. And a new report – from a study team at…
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As Queen reluctant to undergo knee surgery, what does recovery in older knee replacement patients entail?

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The recent news story about the Queen turning down the opportunity for knee replacement surgery in order to carry on with her forthcoming engagements gives us the ideal opportunity to discuss knee surgery in older patients. While most people…
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The importance of weight loss when living with knee osteoarthritis

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We’re all aware of the main health benefits of controlled weight loss: the decrease in the risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, there is another significant benefit of maintaining a healthy weight – the impact on our joints. It…