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Osteoarthritis – What to Expect and How we can Help

What is Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis where joint cartilage breaks down. It is the most common form of arthritis. It most commonly occurs in adults aged over 45 but it can present itself in much younger adults and even in children.

Sometimes OA develops as a result of something that can be identified: maybe a pre-existing medical condition, an abnormality or an injury. But this isn’t always the case; it can just ‘happen’ without an obvious cause.

Diary of a shockwave patient: does it hurt & does it work?

by Vivien Eden

I love running, but it doesn’t love me back. In 2014 I did the Windsor Half Marathon. My French family had come over to take part and we ran it together in glorious sunshine – it was tough, but amazing. Afterwards, I slacked off on running, but on Boxing Day that year, I felt like escaping the family for a bit (we’ve all been there!) and went for a lengthy run. That’s when it started, a bruised achy feeling in my left heel. I thought I’d bashed my foot on a stone and figured it would sort itself out. It didn’t, and so I saw a sports massage therapist who’d always managed to cure my aches and pains in the past. His best guess was that it was bruised. Feet take a while to improve, give it time and so I waited.

Happiness Hacks for Life in Lockdown: 3 Simple Steps to Get You Through

Here we are, entrenched in a lockdown situation again and many of us have had enough! So, being the helpful folks we are, we thought a few handy hints might be in order to help us get through this awkward period. Whereas we might be feeling that lockdown is [insert a word of your choice]: mundane, stressful, worrying, cruel, depressing, evil… there are still positives we can take from this experience. So, let’s see if we can find some silver-linings to spur us on…

Let’s talk about the hottest vitamin right now – Vitamin D

You may have seen us mentioning Vitamin D just once or twice on social media recently! There are theories abounding that it is a magic prevention for Covid-19 and it’s getting more press attention than ever before. So, let’s explore the facts to give you the information you need to decide whether it’s worth taking a vitamin D supplement.

Homeworking: how to minimise the harmful parts

Take a look at the photo above of the lady working from home above. Do you recognise that pose? She’s sitting on a dining chair with her neck stretched forwards and she’s looking down towards the laptop screen. Her back is hunched over, and her shoulders are rounded forward. She’s clearly not happy about something, but at least she has a cup of coffee…