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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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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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Seniors and exercise

Seniors and Exercise

There are many misconceptions and myths about ageing and exercise. Many seniors over 65 years of age think they need to slow down and not overdo it. They feel that they may hurt themselves and therefore significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of exercise. It is thought that only one in ten Australians over the…

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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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