All you need to know about OA Knees…..

There is a lot of information about OA knees below, but the long and short of it is…. exercise is the answer! Do have a read, it is quite interesting…..

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What is Osteoarthritis (OA):

Osteoarthritis: Osteon means bone, Arthro means joints, Itis means inflammation. This terminology is technically incorrect and OA is actually not an inflammatory condition by nature. This is why some people now call it Osteoathrosis instead. The Osis part actually means degeneration, which is more accurate. Essentially, breaking down the word tells us what it is – degeneration of the joint. More specifically it is degeneration of the articular cartilage of the joint. This is essentially damage and loss of cartilage until the joint is “bone on bone”. The bone actually starts to thicken and wear in response to the extra load on it, which causes bony outgrowths to form, called osteophytes. The synovium around the joint also thickens and produces extra fluid making the joint swell up.

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A place in the London Marathon? Don’t panic.

So you just found out you got a place in the 2017 London Marathon…. don’t panic!!

London Marathon ballot results were out recently, and for those amongst you fortunate enough to get a place in next year’s marathon, there may well be a feeling of mixed emotions right now! I’m sure that the anxiety is creeping in alongside the elation at this stage.  If you are wondering if you will ever be able to make the distance without injury, and then have a look at a few of these tips to help you through the next six to seven months. It’s not all about physio you know..

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