Arthritis is a degenerative condition, which means the symptoms gradually worsen over time. It can have a seriously detrimental impact on your quality of life, making it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks.
Winter can be a challenging time for people with arthritis. Cold weather can increase joint pain and stiffness and you may also be more prone to feelings of isolation and depression, as it can be harder to get out and about.
New year is a time when many of us carry out a bit of a “life audit”, looking at what is working in our lives and what we would like to change. Health and wellbeing often features on the list but not always in the number one slot.
As the countdown to the festive period begins, spare a thought for family and friends who have arthritis and for whom Christmas can be – quite literally – a pain.
Broken bones tend to be more common in the winter months, or when doing activities that are on snow or ice. A 2016 study into hip fractures from the national hip fracture database (Diurnal and seasonal patterns in presentations with hip fracture, published in November 2016 in Age and Ageing) reported a 15.6% increase in…
If you are in severe pain or experiencing worsening loss of mobility due to osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions, you may be focusing on preparing for your surgery and you may not be able to think much beyond that date.
Joint replacement surgery may be offered to people with severe joint pain caused by osteoarthritis or injury. It is a routine surgical procedure that offers life-changing benefits. Hip and knee replacements can relieve pain, increase mobility and restore lost quality of life, helping people to lead a full and active life again.