Could depression medication relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis

Researchers at Arthritis UK recently announced the commencement of a clinical trial into the potential benefits of a medication commonly aimed at treating depression or anxiety for relieving knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis explained Osteeoarthritis is a joint condition whereby the joints become painful and stiff as a result of deterioration of […]

Knee symptoms: beyond pain

Last month we looked at types of knee pain and what they can tell us about the different problems that affect the knee. However, if you are suffering from a serious knee condition then pain is usually accompanied by other symptoms, all of which will be assessed during your consultation with Mr Jonathan Webb. The […]

Ouch! What your knee pain might mean?

Successful treatment of any problem relating to the knee depends on the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Before ordering any necessary tests or scans, Mr Jonathan Webb will discuss your symptoms in depth and the location of your knee pain can be an important tool in diagnosing the problem, particularly if it involves a […]

The winter workout: how to keep exercising during the winter months

Even the most committed athlete can find it harder to get off the couch and exercise during the winter months. The temptation to hibernate indoors, bask in the central heating and eat carb-heavy casseroles is almost overwhelming, but it’s just as important to get outside and get moving during the winter months as the warmer […]

When is it safe to drive? New study looks at driving after knee surgery

A new study, recently published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, looked at driving after a knee replacement procedure. Researchers in Germany found that a knee replacement on the right leg can affect the patient’s ability to make an emergency stop for over a month after their procedure. What was interesting was […]