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A brisk walk a day could delay need for knee replacement surgery

If you suffer from knee OA and you’re worried that walking across the park or leaving the car at home when you nip to the shops is going to make matters worse, then think again: a new study from America claims that if older adults with the ailment added a mere five minutes of brisk […]

Walking could be key to avoid total knee arthroplasty

When it comes to knee OA – along with every other medical issue – prevention is always better than cure, and anything which can keep people off the operating table is always worthy of attention. And a new report – from a study team at the University of Delaware – is another firm endorsement to […]

Could a glass of wine a day keep knee pain away?

If you’re unfortunate enough to be suffering from knee osteoarthritis, you know all too well that you’ll try anything to take the edge off the pain – and a new study from the Al-Rafidain University College in Baghdad attracted a lot of attention last month, as it claimed that a compound called resveratrol has the […]

New study reveals perfect running technique to avoid runner’s knee

It might sound strange – particularly to the layperson – but the professional athlete knows how to run correctly. For most people, running – like walking – seems as it should be one of the most natural things in the world: if you’re not falling over, you must be running correctly, right? However, a new […]

Gender difference in ACL tears identified in aim to improve outcome

With female sports continuing their rise to prominence, it’s no surprise that more and more women are beginning to participate. It’s also no surprise that more participants mean more sports injuries, and the race is on to understand the particular gender-related needs of injured athletes. A new report, published in the July issue of the […]

Fatigue is key risk factor in ACL injuries in young athletes

We’re all aware of the dangers of burnout in young athletes, but new research presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine shows has added a new and even more dangerous factor: the increased risk of ACL injuries in young athletes. We all know the damage an ACL injury can do to a sporting […]

The importance of weight loss when living with knee osteoarthritis

We’re all aware of the main health benefits of controlled weight loss: the decrease in the risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, there is another significant benefit of maintaining a healthy weight – the impact on our joints. It goes without saying that obesity can do serious damage to the joints, particularly the knee […]