6 tips to keep you exercising (or to help you get started)

Here at My Knee Doc we are firm believers in the old adage that “prevention is better than cure”. Whilst we can’t always turn back the hands of time and undo the consequences of a life lived to the full, there is now a large body of evidence confirming that exercise can and does help…

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How long will I be waiting for my knee replacement surgery?

The beginning of 2021 brought with it new strains of COVID-19 a new lockdown and more misery for many people suffering with knee arthritis. The NHS struggled over the winter months with both the rising number of serious COVID infections and the usual “winter pressures” brought about by the cold weather. The NHS took the…

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3 Questions to ask your surgeon

When it comes to deciding what treatments to have for your knee problem, there will normally be many choices for you to consider. For example, you may be asked: To choose whether or not you want to have certain treatments. To choose between different types of treatment If you want to carry on with the…

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Cortisone steroid injections and COVID Vaccination

Cortisone or steroid injections are commonly used by Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, GPs and Pain Specialists to help people manage inflammation and pain due to knee osteoarthritis. I regularly use this effective treatment in my specialist knee clinic because it really does help people get control of their symptoms and can really be a life changing…

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Why do my knees click?

Noisy Knees. What you need to know about creaking joints. The older you get the more noises you joints can make. Most of us will have experienced it from time to time. Knees that snap when you stand up, necks that crack when you turn your head or shoulders and elbows that pop when you’re…

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Why is my knee pain worse at night?

Problems such as knee arthritis can cause pain and stiffness and stop you doing the everyday things you enjoy. For many their knee pain can also stop them getting a good night’s sleep. In a major study insomnia was found to be significantly more common among people with arthritis, affecting 10.2 million people and 23…

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Why does my knee hurt in cold weather?

For some people with knee injuries or knee arthritis a drop in the temperature can mean a rise in their knee pain. The reason for this has been studied and scientists do have some theories but there is still some debate as to why some people notice this phenomenon.   What are the possible causes?…

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What does knee pain mean?

Knee pain is common. It affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage, medical conditions e.g. arthritis, gout and infections and overuse conditions such as tendinopathy and muscle injuries. Many causes of mild knee pain will get better with simple home…

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The Six Best Pedal Exercisers To Help With Your Knee Pain

What is a Pedal Exerciser?   The pedal exerciser is a type of mini exercise bike. It is designed for low impact indoor workouts. Pedal exercisers use the pedal mechanism to help strengthen your legs and arms.  They are a great way to improve heart fitness and a really great way to improve joint health…

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6 Tips to get the most out of your virtual consultation

What is a Pedal Exerciser?   The pedal exerciser is a type of mini exercise bike. It is designed for low impact indoor workouts. Pedal exercisers use the pedal mechanism to help strengthen your legs and arms.  They are a great way to improve heart fitness and a really great way to improve joint health…

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