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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 […]

Depression risk higher the worse knee arthritis becomes

 When you’re struggling to perform everyday tasks due to aching, painful joints, it’s no surprise that your mood will suffer. Data shows that rates of depression and anxiety can be between two and ten times greater than the rates of the general population, depending on the type of arthritis you’re suffering from. A new study […]

Ditch the golf cart if you have knee arthritis

If you’re into sport, chances are you’ve played golf. It’s often the go-to pursuit for so many retired professional sportspersons, and for obvious reasons: it allows you to stay competitive well into later life with minimal strain and stress. The health benefits are manifold, as well: it’s been estimated that you’ll be walking for over […]

Partial vs full knee replacement examined

The argument between total knee replacement and partial knee replacement is one that has been raging for some time amongst the medical community. And so far, the battle is being won by the total replacement adherents: out of the 98,147 instances of knee replacement surgeries carried out in the UK in 2016, 91% of them […]