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Higher rate of knee injuries found in female athletes after ACL reconstruction

We’ve already discussed data emanating from the USA about the higher rate of ACL injuries amongst female athletes when compared to their male counterparts – and a new study from over the Atlantic not only confirms that, but also reveals even more alarming information. According to the study, which was recently published in the American […]

How a knee joint injury leads to knee arthritis

With Dylan Hartley being ruled out of the Six Nations with what his club called ‘grumbly knee’ and his doctor pinpointed as something worse, the spotlight shines once again on sporting knee injuries – and their knock-on effects. And a new study bears out the undeniable link between knee injuries of today and the problems […]

Could your knee heal itself?

With an ageing population that doesn’t – or isn’t allowed to – slow down as they get older, there’s never been more time, expertise and effort being exerted into the problem of knee osteoarthritis. Barely a month goes by these days without a new development in this area, but the latest research has raked up […]

The silver skier: how to keep skiing in your sixties and beyond

More and more people over 60 are taking to skiing, and there are more reasons for that than you’d first assume. People in that age group nowadays tend to have the time and money to be able to ski – and what’s more, they’re far more active than earlier generations of that age group. There […]

Could a whole body massage improve knee arthritis symptoms?

We’re all aware of the many benefits a session with the masseuse can bring, whether you’re coming off an injury or not: as well as reducing pain and stiffness, it can improve the circulation, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, remove dead skin cells and even provide a boost to the functionality of the immune system. […]

Why your cushioned trainers might actually be increasing your knee injury risk

Thinking of kickstarting a healthier lifestyle through running this year? Planning to ramp up your fitness regime? Or just looking to upgrade your kit? When it comes to running, footwear is often the most important consideration and there are a lot of options out there when it comes to trainers. The most tempting options on […]

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 […]