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.
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.
If you are experiencing severe pain and loss of mobility due to hip joint damage, you may be offered total hip replacement surgery. For some people, the idea of this type of surgery can, understandably, be a bit daunting. But hip replacement surgery is a safe, routine procedure that provides effective, long-term relief from pain and…