depression and knee arthritis

Depression risk higher the worse knee arthritis becomes

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 When you’re struggling to perform everyday tasks due to aching, painful joints, it’s no surprise that your mood will suffer. Data shows that rates of depression and anxiety can be between two and ten times greater than the rates of the…
golf and knee arthritis

Ditch the golf cart if you have knee arthritis

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If you’re into sport, chances are you’ve played golf. It’s often the go-to pursuit for so many retired professional sportspersons, and for obvious reasons: it allows you to stay competitive well into later life with minimal strain and…
partial knee replacement

Partial vs full knee replacement examined

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The argument between total knee replacement and partial knee replacement is one that has been raging for some time amongst the medical community. And so far, the battle is being won by the total replacement adherents: out of the 98,147 instances…
total knee replacement for footballers

Retired pro footballers more likely to require knee replacement surgery

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However hard you’ll try, it’ll be very difficult to avoid football over the next couple of months, what with the culmination of the domestic and European season flowing into the 2018 World Cup in Russia. And whatever you say about the physical…
arthritis and ageing

Arthritis and ageing

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We are fast becoming an ageing population and, according to Arthritis Research, we’re getting even older than we think, as the average lifespan of the world’s population goes up by five whole hours every day, meaning a child born a year…
arthritis therapies

New therapies being developed to treat arthritis in the future

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Osteoarthritis continues to be one of the most common physical ailments to affect an already-ageing population, but an array of new treatments and potential arthritis therapies have been unveiled already this year. Some are still at the trial…
diet and knee osteoarthritis

Diet & Detox: the best approach to dealing with knee osteoarthritis

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It’s January; a time of fresh starts and new resolutions and a recent report from the Radiological Society of North America is further proof that adhering to the right diet and taking a prudent approach to healthy living is not just for the…
knee osteoarthritis and fear of movement

‘Fear of movement’ limiting activity levels of knee osteoarthritis patients 

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We may be aware of the damage that osteoarthritis can impose on the body, but we’re still trying to understand how it affects us mentally – as a new study from the University of North Carolina reveals. According to the study, which was published…
total knee replacement for pro footballers

Retired pro footballers found to be at higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

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Recent research from the University of Nottingham has confirmed that retired professional footballers are far more prone to develop knee pain and osteoarthritis and face problems with their knees earlier in life than the average person, with…
knee replacement surgery in rugby

Rugby union players more likely to develop knee arthritis

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We all know what a tough code rugby union is, but a new study – led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford – has spelled out just how gruelling it is. Researchers discovered…