Osteoarthritis and Obesity: more than just load through the joints

Causes of osteoarthritis (OA) can be from mechanical causes (a previous injury or trauma to the joint), metabolic and inflammatory factors. We have all heard the old adage “running is bad for you knees”, and it has been repeated many times to me. Yet if I look at a cross section of my patients there […]

Sunday 15 Otober is Garden Day- Believe in Tomorrow

Sunday 15 October is Garden Day. Garden Day is on a Sunday in the middle of October and is a day to invite friends and family to spend time in your garden. You get to sit back and relax and enjoy all your hard work! Gardening is a wonderful way of escaping our busy lives […]

Weight loss and exercise is best for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Today 12 October 2017 Is World Arthritis Day What is osteoarthritis? What we know about osteoarthritis (OA) is that it there are changes in the articular cartilage that covers the end of the bones. Osteoarthritis is driven by biomechanical and pro-inflammatory process. Osteoarthrits typically occurs in load bearing joints e.g. back, hips, knees and ankles. […]