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.
Hip replacement surgery is now a routine procedure. According to the National Joint Registry, 105,306 hip replacement procedures were carried out in 2017 in the UK, up from 101,651 in 2016. The average age for surgery in men is 67.5. In women it is 69.9.