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…
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…
stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis

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…