Catching arthritis early

By Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Per Anderberg You find it harder and more painful to walk than you used to and notice you are increasingly reaching for the painkillers. Sound familiar? For many it will as these are typical symptoms of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects around one million people in this country alone. Although there is…

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Living with arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for conditions which essentially mean inflammation of the joints. There are over 200 forms of arthritis and it can affect anyone in any decade of their life. The most common form is osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage in the joints breaks down, usually because of wear and tear. Commonly…

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What is Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the joints. It is when the surface of your joints get damaged which prevents the bones of that joint from moving smoothly.  In severe osteoarthritis the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones can become damaged and thins causing the bones to rub against…

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Did you know that lower back pain can be caused by hip joint osteoarthritis?

Did you know that lower back pain can be caused by hip joint osteoarthritis? December 16, 2017/Arthritis Hip joint osteoarthritis is among the most common joint disorders with 87,733 hip replacements recorded by the national joint registry in 2016. Research studies suggest that the incidence of lower back pain accompanying hip arthritis is in the range of…

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