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Why does exercise help prevent osteoarthritis?
A study undertaken at the Queen of Mary University of London showed for the first time how exercise helps prevent the wear of cartilage in joints.
The mechanical forces on the cartilage during exercise causes changes to tiny hair like structures call... more
Persistent pain or chronic pain, is pain that continues to persist after an injury has healed, and/or has no known physical cause. It has been very challenging for healthcare professionals to find solutions to persistent pain.
Researchers all over the world have been re-examining pain and changing the way
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint inflammation.
It affects most people as they age.
The affected joints undergo gradual mechanical wearing, which causes irritation and inflammation resulting in progressive stiffening of those joints, weakening of the muscles and increasing pain.
Eventually, the pain and... more
Considering a knee replacement? Well you may be able to avoid surgery with a specific brace to offload the medial compartment of the knee joint.
In combination with the appropriate clinical management, weight loss, and strength program an appropriate knee brace can help to reduce your knee pain and keep you active.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat as Physiotherapists.
An MRI can be a useful tool to assist with diagnosis.
Changes on an MRI are completely normal as we age. That is, at 40 years of age greater than 50% of people with healthy "pain free" backs will show signs of disc bulging... more
Does your knee get sore while you are walking or running? Does it hurt when you go to stand up after sitting for extended periods of time or walking down stairs? Is it hard to pin point where the pain is coming from like it is in the knee or behind the knee cap. You may have a condition known as patellofemoral pain syndrome.