Keeping your knees healthy is key to keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. As one of the largest joints in your body, it plays a vital role in your day-to-day life. Bones The knee is made up of the lower end of the thigh-bone (femur), the upper end of the shin-bone (tibia), and the knee-cap […]Read More How does My Knee Work?
What can I do to be in the best condition before surgery? Undergoing surgery is like taking part in an athletic event, and in some cases is equivalent to running a marathon. Therefore to give yourself the best chance of a good recovery with minimal complications there are a number of things you can do […]Read More Are you Fit for Surgery?
Knee osteotomy surgery involves cutting the bone to correct the alignment of the knee, and enhance its function while also reducing the pain associated with chronic arthritis. It is usually recommended for people with early-stage osteoarthritis, where the damage to the joint surface has occurred only on one side of the knee. The goal of […]Read More What is Knee Osteotomy Surgery?
Exercise is proven to help ease the symptoms of knee arthritis and Cycling is a great way to keep your Knees Moving.Read More Is Cycling Good for My Knees?
Knee injections can help you control the pain of knee arthritis. There are many options available. Find out more hereRead More Can Joint Injections help with Your Knee Pain?
Knee injuries count for about 10% of all golfing injuries. The twisting movement of the golf swing or simply squatting down to line up a putt or remove the ball from the hole can cause a tear through the knee cartilage (meniscus). A torn meniscus is a common knee injury often caused by a sudden twisting movement […]Read More Knee injuries and golf
The answer to the question is YES. Scientific research has shown that even small reductions in body weight can significantly reduce the symptoms of joint pain. Research has shown us that a 5% to 10% reduction of body weight can dramatically reduce joint pain and improve your ability to exercise. If you are overweight try […]Read More Knee pain: Can a healthy lifestyle and losing weight help?
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Since its invention in 1816, the stethoscope has become one of the most iconic symbols of the medical profession. Yet there was a time when doctors had to assess the inner sounds of the human body unaided. In 350 B.C., Hippocrates—the ‘Father of Medicine’—suggested gently shaking the patient…
This is my very first post. I will be posting my thoughts on life, my experiences in healthcare and opinions and information about all aspects of knee problems. Looking forward to the future GarethRead More Hello world!