Joint health advice
Discover our bank of expert advice to improve your hip and knee health, whether you’ve had an injury, are experiencing joint pain or want to protect your joint health for the future.
Keeping your joints healthy
Joint pain isn't an inevitable part of ageing. While genetics can play a part in whether you'll experience joint deterioration, your lifestyle can have a huge effect on maintaining joint health.
Exercise for stronger joints
Despite the common belief that exercise is bad for your joints, studies have shown that it can help to build healthy cartilage and support the joints, keeping them stronger for longer.
Soreness, swelling or aching in the joints could be a sign of osteoarthritis.
The best way to really know the state of your joints is to speak to a specialist and have an x-ray. Any pain should be investigated by a medical professional. Here are the signs to look for that might mean you need professional help:
If you need surgery
Accidents and osteoarthritis can leave your joints worn out and very painful. If you've experienced long-term pain or an injury, speak to your doctor to find out whether surgery could be the right route for you.
Recovering from surgery
A new hip or knee can be a new lease on life, but to make hip and knee replacements successful, you should begin your recovery as soon as you’re able. Soon after your operation, a physiotherapist will visit you on the ward to begin your recovery.
Real-life recovery stories
When you’ve been living with joint pain, it can be hard to imagine what a life without pain is like. Discover some of our inspirational recovery stories:
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