Lower back or lumbar pain is a common issue that will affect most people at some point in their lives. The lumbar region is located between the lowest rib and the top of the pelvis and is prone to pain that can be amplified by factors like a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and stress.

Updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Published: Thursday 11 July 2024

Is a bad hip stopping you from doing everyday things? Mr Wilhelm Wagner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, reveals the signs you might need a new one.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 10 February 2016

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but this article by Jodie Breach, National Lead Physiotherapist, looks at the most common form – osteoarthritis.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Back pain (especially in the lumber region) is one of the most common causes of discomfort and time off work in the UK. To make things worse, misinformation and myths about the causes and treatments of chronic back pain can make understanding your condition more difficult.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Friday 26 May 2017

If you're visiting hospital, there's a few basics you'll need to take with you. Our video guide shows you what to pack whether you're only coming in for the day, overnight, or staying a little longer.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2016

On the slopes, knee injuries are a constant threat. They make up around one third of all injuries and can result in serious ACL and MCL damage. Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Saket Tibrewal explores prevention, treatment, and why knee injuries specifically are becoming more and more common.

Updated: Friday 8 March 2024

Published: Friday 8 March 2024

Former professional footballer and Paralympic coach Tony Larkin was completely debilitated by arthritis, until he met Nuffield Health Consultant Matthew Oakley.

Updated: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Published: Thursday 20 August 2015

Open events are a great opportunity to tap into medical experts for free. Medical Executive Director, Dr Davina Deniszczyc explains how to get the most out of them in five easy steps.

Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Published: Tuesday 17 January 2017

If you suffer with chronic pain or inflammation of the joints, winter can be a tough time. As the nights draw in and we start to feel the chill of winter, our joint pain can start to worsen if we aren’t prepared.

Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023

Published: Thursday 7 December 2023

Family man, keen cyclist and skier Ewan had just about given up on the idea of a family skiing holiday after the worn-out cartilage in his knees prevented him from the flexibility he knew he’d need to ski down those slopes.

Updated: Thursday 23 November 2023

Published: Thursday 23 November 2023

Joint pain is one of the most common reasons for avoiding active movement and exercise. Stiff joints, a poor range of motion, and mobility issues all make accessing and enjoying traditional sports and exercise plans difficult. Below, Senior Rehabilitation Specialist Jon Taberner explains how best to safely exercise if you suffer with neck, shoulder, back, or knee pain.

Updated: Thursday 26 October 2023

Published: Thursday 26 October 2023

As we age, our muscle mass starts to shrink. This can put extra pressure on our joints and increase our risk of joint pain and conditions like arthritis. Thankfully, painful joints are avoidable no matter what age you are. Clinical Fitness Regional Lead Abby Maclean has all the information and exercises you need to lessen the strain on your joints as you age.

Updated: Thursday 26 October 2023

Published: Thursday 26 October 2023

Exercise is crucial to building stronger joints, even if you already experience pain. Try these clinically approved exercises for people with joint pain.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Keith Eyres, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, answers five common questions about knee pain to help you understand what’s wrong and give your knee the right treatment.

Updated: Thursday 28 September 2023

Published: Friday 3 January 2020

Hips and knees are designed to last a lifetime, but injury, accidents and osteoarthritis can leave your joints worn out and very painful. Our experts in orthopaedics, nutrition and exercise share their tips for looking after your joints.

Updated: Monday 25 September 2023

Published: Thursday 25 February 2016

Do you shy away from the gym for fear of damaging your joints? You needn’t be worried. Exercise can in fact help to protect your joints, as well as relieve pain. “I don’t do that exercise because it’s bad for your joints.” Sound familiar? It’s a common reason people avoid exercises like running, weight training or some classes.

Updated: Friday 22 September 2023

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2018

Mr Arijit Ghosh, an experienced orthopaedic knee specialist, explains the most common sporting injuries, how you can aid recovery at home and when it’s time to seek medical intervention.

Updated: Thursday 14 September 2023

Published: Thursday 14 September 2023

Physiotherapy isn’t a treatment reserved for elite athletes, or even for those recovering from an injury. In fact it can be used to improve your health in many surprising ways. Here are five signs that you may need physiotherapy.

Updated: Friday 8 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2015

With record numbers of us working from home, postural issues and back pain are becoming more and more common. A lack of awareness of what good posture looks like and working long hours with inadequate equipment has led to many of us prioritising short-term relief over our long-term health.

Updated: Tuesday 5 September 2023

Published: Monday 18 May 2015

New data from a major survey of 8000 adults, released to mark the start of Pain Awareness Month, has revealed that women are shouldering the emotional and physical burden of joint pain.

Updated: Monday 4 September 2023

Published: Monday 4 September 2023