Ankle arthritis is a disabling condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life. Most cases are linked to some kind of trauma, such as a fracture or severe sprain which can hasten the wear and tear of joint cartilage that occurs naturally as we age.
There are around 6,000 deaths in the UK each year as a result of accidents in the home, according to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
You may not be familiar with the name Hallux Valgus but you will almost certainly have heard of the word “bunion”.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that Autumn and Winter is the peak time for trips and falls. These can lead to sprains, strains and fractures. This blog looks at some of the common causes of accidents and considers how you can prevent yourself from becoming one of the injury statistics this winter. If…
Whether it’s your first time on the ski slopes or you’re a seasoned skier and snowboarder, participating in winter sports puts you at risk of injury. Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures are all common ski slope injuries. Even regular sports like running carry a greater injury risk in icy conditions.
After any kind of orthopaedic surgery – whether it is a minor procedure, such as a repair to a torn tendon, or a major procedure like joint replacement surgery – your surgeon will talk to you about the importance of rehabilitation and good aftercare.
Osteoarthritis – also called wear and tear arthritis – is the most common form of arthritis in the UK and also the leading cause of disability. The condition affects around 8.5 million people, resulting in joint pain and stiffness and limiting participation in everyday activities. Aside from the pain and loss of mobility, the condition…