The fact that joint replacement surgery is going ahead again is good news for anyone suffering from osteoarthritis. We know from speaking to patients that many people have experienced a worsening of symptoms during the pandemic due to a combination of factors including: lack of exercise leading to weight gain and loss of mobility, the…
For patients awaiting a hip or knee replacement, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges. Severe arthritis, which is one of the primary reasons for needing joint replacement surgery, is a progressive condition so symptoms gradually worsen. This is exacerbated during periods of immobility and heightened stress so it is reasonable to predict that for…
So, you have received a diagnosis of osteoarthritis but how much do you know about the disease and are you clear what to expect or what your treatment options might be? Here are some of the key facts you need to know.
If you are living with severe arthritis you will know what a debilitating condition it is. In the early stages, arthritis causes joint stiffness, some pain and a decline in mobility. But, as the disease progresses it leads to worsening pain, which can become severe, and a loss of function which can affect your ability…
Christmas could be particularly difficult this year for elderly and vulnerable people who are on their own and unable to meet up with family and friends due to Covid restrictions. For people with arthritis, the festive period already comes with many challenges and these are likely to be heightened by the additional psychological pressures.
If you have arthritis you may already be noticing an increase in pain and stiffness as the weather turns colder.
It’s getting close to the start of rugby season and with many players being less active in recent months due to Covid-19 restrictions, extra care needs to be taken to minimise the risk of injury. If you do get injured, when should you get a diagnosis and seek treatment?
Anyone who is suffering from severe hip or knee osteoarthritis knows how debilitating the condition can be. It causes pain, loss of function and, in some cases, significantly reduced quality of life which can lead to depression.
It is easy to understand the excitement about stem cell therapy in the treatment of injured or diseased tissue in the body. The prospect of using stem cells to heal injured or diseased tissues or modify symptoms in the future holds great promise for the development of orthopaedic care.
If you’ve injured yourself playing sport, you’ll undoubtedly be keen to get back on your feet and competing again as quickly as possible. That’s why it’s important to seek specialist medical attention.