Wear and tear!
It is a sad fact of life that we all age and as we do – we wear out. When this applies to our hips, knees and ankles – this can be very disabling. Luckily, modern treatments, including joint replacement, can bring back that quality of life. If you have a worn knee or hip, surgery may not be the recommended treatment. At orthopaedic-clinic.co.uk we want to help you in a manner that is as risk free as possible. We try to take a hierarchical approach to hip and knee osteoarthritis. Weight loss, use of a stick, regular swimming and physiotherapy all have a part to play. Did you know that for every 10 lbs that you lose in weight, your hip or knee is unloaded by 3 times that? Thus even small amounts of weight loss can have a beneficial effect. Using a stick helps all worn joints, but it needs to be the right size to work – we can do that for you.