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Knees

Osteoarthritis of the knee

Hello and welcome to our winter edition.  This newsletter will revisit knees and osteoarthritis (OA). Reason being, we are frequently asked about knee joint pain and there are still many misconceptions out there. Many people are under the impression that nothing can be done for OA knees. We will look at different types of osteoarthritis…

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Gardening Injuries

gardening injuries

Spring has sprung! Yay!!! I think we’re all over the cold, depressing weather, aren’t we? It’s been so lovely getting outside with the warmth of the sun on our skin. Which brings me to our topic for this newsletter and that is gardening injuries. This information can be related to all sorts of different activities…

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Osteoarthritis of the knee (and other joints)

Knee strengthening exercises

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately, about arthritis and exercising and the importance of exercising. This has not been a new discovery (as most patients who have seen me would testify to) however, there has been more research to back us up on this. Often with osteoarthritic joints there is…

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Injuries Affecting our Kids

Injuries affecting our kids

It is thought that 30-50% of children’s sporting injuries are due to overuse. This happens with children because their skeleton is immature. They have cartilaginous growth centres that are vulnerable to injury. In adults, these centres calcify once growing has stopped and become bone. These cartilaginous growth centres are found at the end of long…

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Knees

Knee injuries

These two terms are frequently misunderstood and used incorrectly and so I thought I would clarify things. A knee replacement is when the actual knee is replaced with a prosthetic knee (made of metal and plastic) due to severe damage, commonly caused by arthritis. The most common type we see is a total knee replacement…

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