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.
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.
More than 70,000 knee replacements are performed every year in England and Wales and the number is continuing to rise. Knee replacement surgery is a routine procedure for people with severe knee pain. However, some of the patients we see are anxious about the idea of being given prosthetic implants and we understand that the…