With ageing, our bodies undergo normal changes. As our skin wrinkles and out hair becomes grey, so we also develop wrinkles on the inside. Our joints may become stiff and painful…. BUT do we automatically require joint replacements.

The latest research into knee osteoarthritis shows that it is more an inflammatory disease, rather one of wear-and -tear.  Many people with bone-on-bone arthritis are pain-free and carry on with very active lives. There are comrades’ runners who are able to run with this condition. Belly fat is known to be inflammatory, and losing weight often causes a marked reduction in knee pain. Strengthening the leg muscles and doing regular exercise, like walking, also help with reduction in joint pain. Before you consider a knee replacement, please visit us for some help with managing your symptoms, and giving you an exercise program, which is specific to your needs and situation.