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…
total knee arthroplasty

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…
London knee replacement surgery

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…
knee arthritis prevention

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…
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…