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Assessment by health professional linked to ...

Senior schools that have limited access to athletic trainers tend to have a higher rate of...

Study shows regular walking may reduce risk of ...

People who walk regularly are less likely to suffer from low back pain, a new study sugges...

Off piste and personal... with Kate Robertson, ...

Have you ever injured yourself skiing? Fortunately, not -- though I’ve obviously treated a...

Whole-body massage helps relieve knee arthritis ...

A regular whole-body massage can help reduce pain and improve mobility in people with knee...

Early physical therapy for musculoskeletal pain ...

Musculoskeletal pain affects the joints, bones and muscles. According to the NHS, there ar...

ACL repair in children with ski injuries

Knee ligament injuries are common in winter sports. They can range from minor injuries to ...

Highly cushioned trainers may not be best for ...

Running shoes have become increasingly cushioned over the years in an effort to reduce imp...

Ski injuries in children and adolescents

www.wimbledonclinics.co.uk/ski-clinic In the winter months, thousands of families hit the ...

Shoulder arthritis: arthroscopic management can ...

Arthroscopic management of shoulder arthritis can help patients avoid or delay total shoul...

How orthotics can relieve all kinds of lower limb ...

Ms Serena Stubbs: Consultant Orthotist Specialist in Bracing and Biomechanics How orthotic...

Pulsed radiofrequency treatment relieves back ...

People with acute lower back pain and sciatica benefit from a minimally invasive procedure...

Exercise or nutrition -- which is best for bone ...

Athletic performance depends on the strength of your bones and muscles. Strong bones also ...

Patellar mobilisation improves knee ...

Clinic-based joint mobilisation combined with exercises carried out at home can effectivel...

New targeted therapy speeds up femur fracture ...

US researchers have developed a novel bone anabolic agent that, when injected, reduces fem...

What factors contribute to persistent knee pain?

Preventing or relieving pain sensitisation may help prevent the onset of persistent knee p...

Immune therapy shows promising results in ...

New research published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology has identified a potential ...

Study identifies possible cause of scoliosis

Scoliosis has been in the news this month after Princess Eugenie opted for a backless wedd...

New research challenges belief that gout is ...

Diet is much less important than genes in determining whether you're likely to develop gou...

New treatment may lead to faster recovery for ...

A new technique for treating a common ankle condition could cut recovery time in half comp...

Informed patients do better after spine surgery

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are joined together s...

Movement after ACL surgery may be key to ...

The success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is connected to the way you move a...

Past abuse associated with higher sports injury ...

Top-flight athletes who have experienced sexual or physical abuse at some time in their li...

Ankle replacement surgery offers patients less ...

Patients with advanced ankle arthritis can expect enhanced quality of life within six mont...

The benefits of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM)

People who lead physical lifestyles or participate in sport are susceptible to developing ...

Age-related decline in elite tennis similar in ...

The long careers of Serena Williams and Roger Federer show that, for many top tennis playe...

Fracture risk 30% higher after gastric bypass

People who have gastric bypass surgery for weight loss face an increased risk of fracture,...

Simple blood tests could allow earlier diagnosis ...

New research could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis of mult...

Sex-specific treatment for sports injuries may ...

There is growing evidence that the incidence, symptoms and treatment outcomes for male and...

Football headers more risky for female players

Women who play football are more at risk of injury from heading the ball than their male c...

What's the best way to lift heavy objects?

A new study aims to establish the best way to lift heavy objects to prevent back injury.

Neurotoxin injection relieves chronic pain

Neurotoxin injections are commonly associated with cosmetic procedures for reducing lines ...

Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for back pain, ...

Back pain is a common problem and many people take pain-killing drugs to help provide shor...

New technology could help top tennis players ...

Andy Murray's absence from Wimbledon 2018 while he continues to recover from hip surgery i...

Dr Peter Thomson shares his top tips for choosing ...

With a reported two million runners here in the UK and an additional 10 million in the US,...

Spine surgery patients less likely to be ...

Patients who have spine surgery are less likely to be dependent on opioids after surgery, ...

Rugby: upper trunk tackles linked to higher ...

New research has identified a safer way to make rugby tackles which reduces the risk of he...

Surgical and brace treatments for idiopathic ...

Patients diagnosed with juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have similar quality o...

Calling all physios! Let’s work together

As a physio yourself, why would you turn to a consultant physio to help with a patient? Yo...

Surgeons trial new spinal implant to treat ...

UK surgeons are trialling a new implant that could improve treatment for patients with a s...

Summer is the time to get fighting fit for the ...

Study highlights the benefits of early physical ...

Patients with low back pain benefit from having early physical therapy, according to a new...

Returning to sports after scoliosis surgery

Scoliosis surgery helps to reduce the curve in the spine and prevent it from getting worse...

In sciatica, location of inflammation may ...

Patients with chronic sciatica have evidence of inflammation in key areas of the nervous s...

Surgery to repair spinal fractures no better for ...

Spinal surgery in older patients with osteoporosis is no more effective for pain relief th...

Study ranks effectiveness of non-surgical ...

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen is the most effective non-surgic...

Higher vitamin D intake may improve athletes' ...

A new review article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS...

Partial rather than full knee replacement better ...

Many more patients with osteoarthritis of the knee could benefit from having partial knee ...

Obesity linked to faster progression of ...

A new study of adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has found that those who were severel...

Golfers with knee OA should walk the course, not ...

A new study is the first to compare the health benefits of walking the golf course versus ...

Wearable device could support rehabilitation ...

A new wearable device could one day help to show when patients recovering from a tendon in...

Headers affect footballers' cognitive performance ...

Frequent heading of the ball during football training and competition is associated with w...

Prebiotic may help protect against ...

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, may be linked to osteoarthritis and join...

ACL tears occur the same way in women and men

Women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (A...

Smartphone data could help predict injury risk

Smartphones could be used to help predict when an athlete is likely to be injured, accordi...

Study finds genetic basis of rare bone disorder

A US study has identified gene mutations that cause "dripping candle wax" bone disease.

Dairy intake associated with higher bone density ...

A higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, cheese and cream, is associated with...

New hydrogel for rheumatoid arthritis releases ...

A promising new treatment being developed for inflammatory arthritis -- which includes rhe...

Flatfoot reconstruction is effective for older ...

What is the best treatment for adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD)?

Tai chi helps people with chronic pain, study ...

Exercise can help people suffering with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, a lo...

Older patients with unstable ankle fractures ...

A new form of casting offers an alternative to surgery in older people who have unstable a...

New formulation of ibuprofen shown to relieve ...

Arthritis Research UK has welcomed research showing that a new over-the-counter painkiller...

Minimally invasive treatment benefits knee ...

New research shows that a minimally invasive treatment reduces pain and disability in pati...

Mediterranean diet good for bone and muscle mass ...

A Mediterranean diet -- high in fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, grains, fish and olive...

Gastric bypass associated with higher ...

People who have a certain type of weight loss surgery may face a higher risk of non-verteb...

Low back pain? Try to stay active

The best way to deal with occasional low back pain is to stay as active as possible, accor...

Non-operative treatment recommended for shoulder ...

Young athletes with shoulder instability can be treated effectively with non-operative met...

Study shows OCA transplantation is effective for ...

Cartilage repair for femoral condyle lesions is a common procedure performed in the knee j...

Previous cortisone injections for rotator cuff ...

People who have cortisone injections to treat rotator cuff injuries may be more likely to ...

Could scorpion venom be used to treat rheumatoid ...

Scorpion venom could hold the key to a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), US res...

Rocker bottom shoes can ease chronic low back pain

Shoes with a "rocker" bottom -- a thicker-than-normal sole with a rounded heel -- can be b...

Checklist ensures safer return to play after ACL ...

A return to play checklist reduces the risk of further injury to the knee following anteri...

Sports concussion guidelines updated

Guidelines on how to manage concussion in sport have been updated.

Avoiding golf injuries

What are the most common injuries in golf, and what can you do to avoid them?

Children who take part in more than one sport ...

Youth athletes should be encouraged to participate in a variety of sports, according to a ...

Off-label drug for hand osteoarthritis treatment ...

A drug that is used as an off-label treatment for osteoarthritis of the hand may not be ef...

Possible breakthrough in osteoporosis research

Sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help restore bone strength, according to a...

Hormone therapy may protect against curvature of ...

Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) may help reduce the risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an e...

Researchers to investigate how bone size, shape ...

A UK-led study will look at how the size, shape and structure of bones and joints leads to...

Cold water swimming may offer relief from severe ...

A man who suffered constant pain after surgery found instant relief by taking a plunge in ...

New approach may slow down post-traumatic ...

US researchers have reported success in suppressing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), ...

Routine scans could predict fracture risk in ...

Routine body imaging scans may help clinicians estimate osteoporotic fracture risk in olde...

Ball games and circuit training boost children's ...

Schoolchildren develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance wh...

Surgeons trial new alternative to total hip ...

A newly developed ceramic hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for younge...

New smartphone app could help prevent gout attacks

People with gout may soon have access to a smartphone app to help manage their condition a...

Studies confirm yoga can ease low back pain

Yoga can be just as effective as physical therapy for relieving lower back pain, researche...

Getting back into the skis after injury

Kate Robertson, a consultant physiotherapist at Wimbledon Clinics, shares her feedback on ...

UK researchers to work on innovative therapy for ...

The Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool is teaming up with glo...

New approach to helping bones that won't heal

US researchers have found that boosting a key protein inside the body could help repair bo...

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis get worse after ...

Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suffer a greater decline in physical function after t...

High-fibre diet may help protect against ...

People who eat fibre-rich foods such as muesli may have better bone health and a lower ris...

MRI assessment recommended for carpal arthritis ...

MRI is more accurate than X-ray when evaluating patients with carpal osteoarthritis, new r...

Athletes dismiss the dangers of concussion

Athletes are more aware of the dangers of concussion but most still don't seek medical att...

Could osteoarthritis be treated as two separate ...

Treatment for osteoarthritis could be more effective if patients are divided into differen...

Trial shows new drug regimen reduces fracture ...

A new approach to treating osteoporosis can significantly lower the risk of fracture among...

Specially designed warm-up plan reduces football ...

Children who have a proper warm-up before playing football are much less likely to suffer ...

Good digging technique when gardening can ...

Gardeners who have a bad posture when digging could be putting as much as double the load ...

Inactivity has greater impact on muscles of older ...

Inactivity due to a sedentary lifestyle or a stay in hospital has a more severe impact on ...

Past falls help predict fracture risk independent ...

A person's history of past falls can help predict their risk of future bone fractures, ind...

Stronger deep core muscles can help combat low ...

Runners who suffer from low back pain should work to strengthen the deep core muscles, a n...

What to do if you or your friend gets injured ...

We all know skiing and snowboarding are great fun. We also know they can be quite dangerou...

Older people with fewer teeth at risk of frailty

UK researchers have found an association between tooth loss and musculoskeletal frailty.

Female players suffer more concussions in ...

Women who play quidditch have a higher rate of concussion than men, according to research ...

Calcium, vitamin D supplements not associated ...

Supplements containing calcium or vitamin D do not reduce the risk of bone fractures in ol...

Review examines head injury risk in mixed martial ...

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is growing in popularity, but a lack of reliable data means that ...

Vitamin D deficiency common in older people

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, but new research shows that vitamin D deficiency ...

Rugby tackles with incorrect head positioning ...

In rugby, the tackler's head position during one-on-one tackles has a bearing on the risk ...

No link found between rainfall and joint pain

New research published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ adds to the growing evidence agai...

Screening could reduce fractures in older women

Community-based screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractu...

Study finds high success rate for diabetic ...

A new study shows a high success rate for surgery to correct Charcot foot, a type of bone ...

Genetically determined later puberty linked to ...

People who have a later-than-average start to puberty due to their genetic makeup tend to ...

Obese patients with early RA less likely to ...

People who are overweight may be less likely to achieve sustained remission in early rheum...

Smaller nerve fibres may make women more ...

A new study offers a possible reason why women are more likely than men to have a sports-r...

New treatment provides relief from low back pain, ...

A new minimally invasive treatment has been shown to relieve low back pain in most patient...

Study raises concerns over hip steroid injections

Steroid injections are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation in a joint, such as th...

Weight loss through exercise alone is not enough ...

Losing weight through exercise alone does not protect the knees from cartilage degeneratio...

Thousands of skiers and snowboarders don't check ...

Winter is here, and many people will be looking forward to their winter sports getaway. Bu...

Repair of distal tibia fracture: which procedure ...

A study by Oxford Trauma, a research group at the University of Oxford, has compared two m...

Cricketers more likely to develop osteoarthritis

Elite-level cricketers are more likely than the general public to experience osteoarthriti...

Decrease in UK's summer sunshine associated with ...

Getting out into the sunshine is good for your bones, helping your body to produce vitamin...

Poor air quality linked to bone loss and bone ...

New research suggests there is a link between air pollution and the risk of osteoporosis-r...

Heading the ball may cause more harm in female ...

'Heading' the ball in football may be more risky for women than men, new research suggests...

Endurance exercise can relieve muscle ...

Endurance-based exercise can be effective in reducing muscle inflammation, according to a ...

Ageing has different effects on male and female ...

Ageing has opposite effects on the tendons of males and females, researchers at the Univer...

Young athletes' spines often show bone marrow ...

Young athletes commonly develop bone marrow oedema in the joints of the lower spine, accor...

Positive sacroiliac MRI scans found in healthy ...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the sacroiliac joints should not be used as the ...

Former pro footballers more likely to develop ...

A new UK study has shown that retired professional footballers face a higher risk of knee ...

Bone and tendon injuries common in track and ...

Track and field athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were more likely to...

Back and shoulder injuries common in competitive ...

Competitive divers face a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows and wrists, ...

'Reverse' shoulder replacement offers lasting ...

A "reverse" shoulder replacement is a good treatment option for younger patients with seve...

Survey reveals impact of rheumatoid arthritis in ...

A growing number of employers in the UK don't know enough about rheumatoid arthritis, acco...

Young athletes' brains still recovering from ...

Young ice hockey players who suffer a concussion may still have brain changes several mont...

Genetic clues to spinal stenosis identified

Researchers have discovered that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk...

Three in four young elite athletes injured over ...

Young elite athletes face a high risk of injury, Swedish research shows.

Calcium essential for bone health but excessive ...

Calcium helps to build strong bones, and insufficient calcium intake is thought to increas...

New guideline on diagnosing and treating lupus

The British Society of Rheumatology has released a new guideline aimed at improving the di...

Study finds no link between heartburn medicines ...

Medications that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach don't seem to be associ...

Fall perception changes with age

Older people need twice as long as young people to realise they are falling, and this puts...

Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis more prevalent in ...

Former elite rugby union players are more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis and osteopo...

Older women with low bone mass benefit from ...

High intensity exercise is beneficial and safe for older women, according to a study publi...

Experts recommend early rehabilitation after ...

Athletes with muscle injuries return to sports sooner if they begin physical therapy withi...

Sports concussion recovery is slower in girls, ...

New research shows that concussion symptoms linger twice as long in adolescent female athl...

Stiff back? It may not actually be stiff, study ...

Feelings of back stiffness don't necessarily correspond with what's going on in the body, ...

Steroid injections for knee arthritis 'acceptable ...

Are cortisone injections a valid treatment option for knee osteoarthritis (OA)?

Occupational strain increases risk of hip ...

People who lift heavy loads at work have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis of the...

New osteoporosis treatment offers better ...

A new treatment for osteoporosis improves bone density and provides more effective protect...

Foot pain assessment should also look at hip and ...

A new study has found a significant association between foot pain and knee or hip pain, su...

Too many girls return to play same day after ...

Girls who play football are much more likely than boys to return to play the same day foll...

Higher risk of leg injury in previously injured ...

Athletes who have had any type of injury in the past may be more likely to suffer leg inju...

Study highlights missed opportunity to prevent ...

New research published in Archives of Osteoporosis shows how radiologists can help identif...

Hip fracture linked to higher mortality risk

Older people who suffer a hip fracture are over 3.5 times more likely to die within 12 mon...

English rugby clubs take part in new concussion ...

Players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in ...

Large-scale genetic study of osteoporosis finds ...

An international study has identified new targets for drugs that could be developed to tre...

Eating protein three times a day linked to ...

As we get older, loss of muscle can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. One way o...

Lowering the risk of shingles in rheumatoid ...

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing shingles than other ad...

New algorithm predicts progression of OA

A new algorithm developed by researchers in Finland may be able to predict the progression...

Study shows brain recovery lags behind clinical ...

The brain is often still recovering from a concussion when athletes are given medical clea...

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of RA

Women who take the contraceptive pill may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (...

Arthritis should be seen as a public health ...

Arthritis Research UK is calling for arthritis to be recognised as a public health priorit...

Study identifies key quality of life factors for ...

New research highlights the most prevalent modifiable factors associated with a poor quali...

Early rotator cuff surgery can improve long-term ...

Early surgery to repair a tear of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles can provide imp...

Dealing with sore and stiff legs after running

Legs that start to feel stiff or sore after a run are not always a sign of a running injur...

Common running mistakes and how to avoid them

Running is a simple and effective cardio exercise that’s great for beginners who are looki...

Gabapentinoids not effective for chronic low back ...

Gabapentinoids, including pregabalin and gabapentin, are increasingly being used 'off labe...

Certain jobs linked to elevated risk of RA

Certain occupations may put workers at an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthriti...

Fall prevention programmes should be encouraged ...

Older people who go to hospital after having a fall are not likely to participate in a fal...

Does the weather affect joint pain?

Weather influences people's joint pain -- but not in the way you might expect. New researc...

Study to assess whether painkillers 'hide' axial ...

The University of Aberdeen has launched a study to find out whether people with an inflamm...

New model predicts risk of complications after ...

US researchers have developed a model that can predict major complications following surge...

Inflammatory arthritis audit aims to improve care ...

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) is to conduct a national audit of care services...

X-rays after bunion surgery predict risk of ...

After surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, X-rays taken immediately after the...

The right running stride is the one you naturally ...

The stride length that runners naturally choose is the best one for them, according to a s...

New surgical option for patients with irreparable ...

Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears can benefit from a new surgical treatment kno...

ACL surgery offers improved quality of life, ...

The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)...

Surgery is effective for treating pectoralis ...

A retrospective review of 134 patients has shown that surgery is an effective and safe opt...

One minute of running per day is good for bone ...

A new study shows that, when it comes to bone health, even a small amount of exercise is b...

Treatment with alendronate protects against hip ...

The osteoporosis medication alendronate offers effective protection against hip fracture d...

Off road and personal… with David Hulse, former ...

Experts call for ban on children rugby tackling

Sports injury experts warned last week that steps need to be taken to ensure children's sa...

UK study shows football boosts bone development ...

Boys who play football may develop stronger bones, according to a study published in the J...

Reduced bone density more common in jockeys

Male jockeys are 12 times more likely to have reduced bone density than the general popula...

Young people continue to gain bone mineral after ...

New research shows that the late teen years are an important period for gaining bone miner...

Help with coping strategies may minimise the need ...

Patients who are given support to help manage stress and improve their coping strategies m...

Common Running Injuries

If you’re a newbie runner, you’re probably still learning how to pace yourself, getting us...

Radiofrequency denervation does little to ease ...

Deactivating the nerves offers little or no benefit for people with chronic low back pain,...

Concussion assessment guidelines not followed ...

Most footballers who were involved in a head collision during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...

Study investigates how the human body adapts to ...

Researchers in France are looking at the repetitive shocks experienced by runners and how ...

Yoga can increase pain and worsen injuries, study ...

Many people take up yoga as a complementary or alternative therapy for musculoskeletal dis...

When should you return to play after a muscle ...

New research could help provide an accurate return-to-play time for athletes with a sports...

Eating more fish may reduce rheumatoid arthritis ...

Increasing the amount of fish in the diet may help alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid ar...

Study supports use of low-dose CT scanning for AS ...

Low-dose CT scanning of the spine is a promising method of assessing patients with ankylos...

Study links menopause to lumbar disc degeneration

Menopause is associated with disc degeneration in the lumbar spine, which causes lower bac...

Underweight female runners have higher risk of ...

Female runners who are underweight are more likely to become injured, and take longer to h...

Patients with gout should be treated early, new ...

New clinical guidelines for the management of gout emphasise the benefits of early treatme...

How long should you take bisphosphonates for ...

Long-term use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis may not prevent fractures, according to ...

Warming Up Before Running

Running is one of the most effective ways to keep fit. It’s a form of exercise that’s as n...

Back pain apps offer 'poor quality information'

Smartphone apps for helping people to manage low back pain have questionable value as they...

Recreational running is good for your hips and ...

Recreational runners have a lower occurrence of knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to se...

Study questions benefits of steroid injections ...

A new study suggests that patients get no long-term pain relief from injections of cortiso...

Patient awareness and preventive screening could ...

More osteoporosis fractures could be prevented with better awareness among patients, accor...

Sensing insole helps runners change footstrike

Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a sensing insole designed to help runners modify t...

Exercise improves bone health by burning bone ...

Exercise burns the fat found within bone marrow, with benefits for bone health, according ...

Improving diet and exercise could prevent ...

Osteoarthritis is not inevitable as we get older and it may be possible to prevent it with...

Running tips for beginners

Have you ever wondered why people run? What would convince someone to get out of bed or of...

Targeted exercise programme reduces injury rate ...

A newly devised exercise programme has a "dramatic effect" in reducing injuries among youn...

Opioid use before knee surgery linked to worse ...

In a new study, patients who took opioids to manage their knee pain before knee replacemen...

Eating more yogurt may improve bone health

A study in Ireland has shown that older people who eat more yogurt have better bone health...

Experts advise against surgery for most patients ...

A recommendation published in The BMJ says that knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery to relie...

Fruit, vegetables and whole grains may cut risk ...

Eating more fruit, vegetables and whole grains may lower the risk of developing gout, acco...

Study uncovers potential treatment approach for ...

US researchers have identified a new treatment approach that could potentially prevent ost...

Jumper's Knee

Sports that involve a lot of impact, jumping turning, changes of direction and impact such...

The Benefits Of Running

Running is probably the best and simplest form of cardio exercise and certainly is one of ...

Antacids linked to higher fracture risk in ...

New research suggests that infants prescribed antacids for acid reflux have an increased r...

Why Consult a Knee Specialist for Sports Injuries?

The only thing more frustrating than having a knee injury is your recovery to take longer ...

Losing weight can slow down knee joint ...

Overweight and obese people who lose weight can slow down the progression of cartilage deg...

Intense training without proper recovery may lead ...

Extended periods of intense training without adequate recovery may compromise bone health,...

World Rugby welcomes international consensus ...

Rugby's governing body has welcomed the publication of a major new consensus statement on ...

Risk of revision after total hip or knee ...

A new study published in the Lancet sheds light on the risk of further surgery being requi...

High-fat, high-carb diet may lead to ...

Eating a lot of foods high in saturated fat and carbohydrate may increase the risk of deve...

3D-printable hydrogel could replace damaged ...

US researchers have developed a new material which could be used as an implant to replace ...

Is running good or bad for your joints?

It's already well known that exercise can help to reduce the pain and stiffness caused by ...

Dry needling may be viable alternative to ...

Patients with hip pain can benefit from a treatment known as dry needling, according to ne...

Sports research aims to help prevent and treat ...

UK researchers are investigating movement in elite sports in an effort to help prevent and...

Massage is effective treatment for low back pain, ...

People suffering with chronic low back pain can gain a real benefit from massage therapy, ...

'Nano-mesh' and stem cells help to regrow rotator ...

US researchers have found a way to regenerate rotator cuff tendons after they are torn.

Prolonged sleep disturbance may impact bone ...

Adults in the UK aren't getting enough sleep, and it could be contributing to the developm...

Current RDA for vitamin D may be higher than ...

The amount of vitamin D needed for bone health is lower than the current recommendation, a...

Active teens develop stronger bones

Young people who are active tend to develop stronger bones, according to a new study publi...

Painkilling drug no better than placebo for ...

Sciatica patients are sometimes prescribed a drug called pregabalin for pain relief, but a...

Weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation

A new study in the US shows that performing weight-bearing exercises over the long term in...

Surgery for tennis elbow offers no additional ...

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylalgia, is a conditio...

Off piste and personal... with Tania Cotton, ...

How did you get into what you’re doing? I was very fortunate to be asked to speak at the S...

Sprained Knee

You’ve probably heard of a sprained ankle, but did you know you could sprain your knee? Th...

Collagen breakdown after ACL injury may point to ...

Many patients who have surgery to repair the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) go on to dev...

High rate of return to running after hip ...

Most recreational and competitive runners return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery...

Ankle injury from skiing

Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are loved by people all over all the world for ...

High cholesterol levels linked to rotator cuff ...

Patients with higher cholesterol levels are more likely to need revision surgery after art...

Most shoulder replacement patients return to ...

New research shows that nearly all recreational athletes who have total shoulder replaceme...

Study supports use of ski helmets for children

Young skiers and snowboarders who wear helmets tend to have less severe injuries if they h...

Carpal tunnel syndrome: physical therapy vs ...

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be treated with physical therapy or surgery, and a new st...

Sports Injury Clinic (Testimonials)

Many of the team here at Wimbledon Clinics are active sports players, and so of course we ...

Female athletes may face higher risk of concussion

Women are more likely than men to have a sports-related concussion, according to a long-te...

Staying active may help prevent chronic pain

Older people who stay active are less likely to experience chronic pain, according to a st...

Athletes' anxiety about injury or illness linked ...

Elite athletes who are anxious about injury or illness before competition are more likely ...

Review highlights importance of accurate ...

Misdiagnosis of six common foot and ankle injuries often results in poor long-term patient...

Youth football coaches can prevent injuries with ...

Basic training for youth football coaches on how to prevent injuries has been shown to imp...

Promising new OA treatment set for clinical trial

The University of Liverpool, in partnership with AKL Research and Development Ltd, is prep...

Surgery may be best choice for high-performance ...

Surgical and non-surgical treatments provide successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon te...

Distractions may increase risk of running injury

Runners who get distracted may be more likely to sustain leg injuries, according to resear...

Shoulder pain associated with heart disease risk ...

People with symptoms that put them at increased risk for heart disease could also be more ...

UK alliance aims to accelerate new arthritis ...

The Universities of Oxford and Birmingham have formed a partnership to speed up the develo...

Study provides insights into rotator cuff tendon ...

A new study has shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or ten...

Snow Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

As thrilling as it is, hurtling down an icy mountain strapped to thin plastic planks is in...

Swollen knees after exercise: Is it serious? How ...

Swelling in the knee most commonly develops after an injury but there are a number of diff...

Concussion biomarker identified by US researchers

Scientists in the US have discovered a biological marker in the auditory system that could...

New strategies to prevent hip fracture should be ...

Osteoporosis patients who have a high risk of hip fracture should be assessed for preventi...

Suffering from a sore bunion or bunionette?: A ...

Many of us will at least know someone who’s suffered from bunions, if we haven’t had them ...

Slips, falls and collisions this winter

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A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells could one day be used to treat meniscal tears.

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New evidence supports link between rheumatoid ...

Researchers have long suspected that periodontal disease (gum disease) and rheumatoid arth...

Study shows benefits of carpal tunnel surgery

New research reveals that people who have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) regain ...

Arthritis of the big toe (hallux rigidus)

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Ski accident and injury guide

  Every year millions of people around the globe choose to take a winter holiday, and a si...

Chronic whiplash symptoms caused by brain changes

Research published in the medical journal EBioMedicine sheds new light on whiplash symptom...

Running is good for your knees, researchers say

Running is sometimes associated with inflammation and soreness in the knee joint. But perh...

Going skiing? Check your insurance

A third (33%) of people heading for winter sports holidays fail to check whether they are ...

10 most common sports injuries

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NICE updates advice on treating low back pain

Exercise should be the first step to help manage low back pain and sciatica, according to ...

Injury prevention in sport and sports injury ...

The risk of sports injury or repeat injury in sportsmen and women of all calibres is somet...

Active rehabilitation may help some concussion ...

Conventional management for concussion involves prescribed rest — both physical and mental...

Teenage obesity may cause permanent bone loss

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Study identifies potential new target for RA ...

New research on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could lead to more target...

Minimal running shoes help reduce demand on the ...

You might think that cushioned running shoes would help reduce the impact on your body. Bu...

Menopause hormone therapy improves bone ...

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms can improve bone structure as well as bone mass, h...

'Chemical photographs' could help scientists ...

UK scientists are using an imaging technique called Raman spectroscopy in an effort to imp...

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3D imaging reveals new potential targets for ...

A new form of 3D imaging of muscles could lead to new treatments for muscle diseases and i...

Combination of NSAIDs and TNF inhibitors may ...

New research suggests that a combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ...

Do calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce ...

An expert panel recently reviewed the current evidence on the pros and cons of taking calc...

Biologic therapies may protect against rapid bone ...

Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with biologic drugs may protect against rapid...

Metabolomics profiling helps identify concussion ...

Canadian scientists have developed a new blood test which is claimed to identify with grea...

Brain retraining could improve recovery after ACL ...

A new study could help athletes regain full function after an anterior cruciate ligament (...

Torn ACL treatment and recovery time

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Opioids offer limited relief for back pain, ...

Many patients who take opioid painkillers for chronic back pain get limited relief while e...

Fracture risk with early menopause not minimised ...

Women who experience menopause before the age of 40 are known to have a higher fracture ri...

Plantar fasciitis - what is it and how can I fix ...

If, when you take your first few steps in the morning, you feel a sharp pain in the bottom...

London orthopaedic clinic: Success stories and ...

“Amazed by both my recoveries”, “the operations changed my life”, “wonderful surgeon”, “ca...

UK researchers find biomarkers for early ...

Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a new blood test that can provide ...

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Low intensity ultrasound is sometimes used after surgery to repair a fractured tibia (shin...

New technique offers alternative to surgery for ...

Older adults with unstable ankle fracture could avoid surgery through the use of a new pla...

Genetic clues could help prevent osteoporotic ...

Genetic profiling can help predict whether a person will break a bone through osteoporosis...

New research advances fibromyalgia diagnosis

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes musculoskeletal pain all over the body, ...

What will help my arthritic toe?

If you’re experiencing pain, swelling and limited movement in the main joint of your big t...

How to choose a knee support: The beginner’s guide

Could a knee support help me? A knee support - also known as a knee brace - could help you...

Understanding how osteoarthritis develops after ...

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High cholesterol diet may contribute to ...

High cholesterol is known to increase our risk of serious health conditions, including hea...

Heavy cannabis use linked to bone thinning

People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis may face a greater risk of osteoporos...

Airbag cycle helmets: are they more effective?

Airbag cycle helmets are starting to become available in some European countries. But do t...

On the road... with Alex Reid, Strength & ...

What do you spend your time doing? I am a strength and conditioning specialist which means...

Do ice baths really work?

Cold water immersion after resistance exercise does not significantly reduce inflammation ...

Concussions under-reported in young female ...

US researchers have found that almost half of female athletes participating in high school...

Minimalist shoes increase leg and foot muscles, ...

New research shows that running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volum...

Gout associated with higher hip fracture risk

Women with a history of gout are more at risk of hip fracture, a new study has shown.

Why do people with diabetes have a higher risk of ...

A new expert review has examined why people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes face a hi...

Sleep can help relieve chronic pain

UK researchers have identified a link between chronic pain and lack of sleep, and say that...

Optimism linked to lower risk of falls

A positive, optimistic attitude is associated with a reduced risk of falls and fractures, ...

Does testosterone influence ACL strength and ...

Female athletes are up to 10 times more likely than male athletes to injure the anterior c...

Injury rate in youth football on the increase

Young football players are being treated for injuries more frequently, and it´s not just b...

New technique advances bone diagnostics

A new scanning technique uses non-invasive luminescence imaging to produce high-res 3D ima...

Bone health in girls improved by extra PE classes

New research suggests that extra physical education classes can result in significant bone...

Achilles Tendinopathy - what you need to know

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Targeted programmes to prevent ankle injury are effective at reducing the injury rate in f...

English rugby clubs trial new system for ...

A new concussion management system will be trialled in English Premiership rugby games thi...

Bioinductive implant helps rotator cuff tears to ...

A new implant has been shown to induce new tissue growth in patients with partial-thicknes...

What’s causing my sore ankle after running?

Sore ankles are all too familiar to runners and there could be a number of reasons for you...

7 essential questions to ask your knee specialist ...

Deciding whether or not to go ahead with knee replacement surgery is no small matter. Like...

Parents may be following outdated advice on ...

Most parents are likely to follow outdated advice when caring for a child with a concussio...

Do I have a lateral meniscus tear?

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Housemaid’s knee: the condition associated with ...

It’s estimated that one in every 200 visits to the GP is because of bursitis. Bursitis occ...

Ankylosing spondylitis patients more likely to ...

  Patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a higher risk of developing kidney stones, acc...

Heavy lifting by young workers can cause back ...

Young adults whose jobs involve heavy lifting have a higher risk of developing back pain i...

Study points to new treatment route for ...

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DASH diet may help prevent gout flares, research ...

Changes in diet are often recommended for people suffering from gout, and new research con...

Childhood head injury linked to lifelong problems

New research published this week in PLOS Medicine underlines the importance of preventing ...

Review of prescription drug use could help ...

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How can I prevent a calf tear when running?

Calf muscle injuries are one of the most common complaints in the sporting world, and if y...

Treating a hyperextended knee

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Preventative measures in sport injuries

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Swimming an effective way to treat fibromyalgia, ...

Swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patien...

Study links senescent cells with osteoarthritis

US researchers have identified a link between senescent cells and osteoarthritis (OA), the...

How to set running goals – and achieve them

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Don’t get stuck in a running rut!

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Patients who receive surgical treatment for the shoulder injury known as rotator cuff tear...

Research identifies protein that suppresses ...

A protein created by the body´s “biological clock” suppresses inflammation when you sleep ...

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Many shoulder injuries in competitive swimming are preventable with proper technique, trai...

Study examines links between training and injury ...

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People with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fracture, and certain anti-diabetic drugs...

Patients with early inflammatory arthritis must ...

Delays in NHS treatment mean that up to a million people with rheumatoid and early inflamm...

New study examines potential new treatment to ...

A US researcher has won funding to investigate a new method of preventing post-traumatic o...

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Older adults who suffer a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to hav...

Athletes in Singapore treated by robot therapist

A prototype robot is treating sports injuries at a clinic in Singapore.

Interview with Tom Bedford

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Every journey begins with a first step

There’s an old Chinese proverb that states: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a s...

Stem cells used to grow hip replacement

A “living hip replacement” could one day be used to treat arthritis of the hip without maj...

New hydrogel could be used to treat joint injuries

Researchers in Japan have developed a new kind of hydrogel that could prove to be a major ...

Wimbledon Clinics Refurbishment Notice

We are excited to announce that Wimbledon Clinics will soon be undergoing refurbishment to...

Understanding how tendons stay healthy and strong

Tendon injuries can take years to properly heal. But a new study may bring us closer to on...

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The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is working with scientists at the University of Bath to ...

Study finds knee cartilage injury can be treated ...

Athletes and highly active patients with cartilage injuries to their knee can be successfu...

Surgery for first-time shoulder dislocation ...

Treating first-time shoulder dislocations with surgery can benefit young athletes, accordi...

Ankle injury may have longer term impact on health

A US study suggests that people who suffer an ankle injury may face a greater risk of long...

New guidance and generic medication linked to ...

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Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience persistent fatigue which may need to...

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US researchers have developed an index that could help predict which women may experience ...

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A new study suggests that concussions are prevalent in water polo, especially among goalke...

Bone health experts concerned over falling uptake ...

The progress made over the past 30 years to reduce fractures and improve the quality of li...

Obesity and smoking reduce chances of successful ...

People with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to achieve sustained remission...

Arthroscopic surgery is effective in treating hip ...

Hip arthroscopy is an effective treatment for painful hip impingement, a US study has conf...

Study links scoliosis to gene mutations which ...

Researchers may be one step closer to identifying the biological basis of idiopathic scoli...

UK research could improve treatment of ankylosing ...

The non-coding regions of our DNA could hold the key to effective treatment for inflammato...

New study links RA with prolonged physical ...

Swedish researchers have found that a prolonged, repetitive physical workload increases th...

One in three women taking bisphosphonates remain ...

Around three million people in the UK are affected by osteoporosis, a condition that cause...

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UK researchers are launching a study to investigate brain health among former professional...

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Whiplash risk groups help predict long-term ...

In cases of acceleration/deceleration injury (whiplash), the possible long-term consequenc...

Research identifies gene involved in fracture ...

Scientists in the US have identified a gene involved in the fracture healing process. It´s...

Hip arthroscopy: patients with arthritis more ...

Arthroscopic hip surgery is less invasive than total hip replacement, but may not always b...

Running better for bones than cycling or ...

Running may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activit...

Crackling knee sounds could help assess injury

The snap, crackle and pop of the knee could one day be used to help orthopaedic specialist...

Runner’s Knee: How can I prevent it and treat it? ...

Running is a popular way of keeping fit for a number of reasons. It is one of the most eff...

Concussion can affect young athletes´ learning ...

Young athletes can face problems in the classroom after suffering a concussion, according ...

New research could help prevent arthritis after ...

About half of all people who rupture the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee wi...

Less-invasive technique shows promise for repair ...

A minimally invasive surgical technique may be better for repairing quadriceps tendon rupt...

Young athletes take longer to fully recover from ...

Children and young people take longer to fully recover from a concussion than previously t...

PRP: Magic or myth - Can it really help your knee?

Over the past few years, there has been much mention of an emerging treatment and technolo...

New material could encourage re-growth of damaged ...

Scientists at Imperial College London and Italy´s University of Milano-Bicocca have develo...

Bone health is linked to heart health, ...

Patients with atherosclerosis — a buildup of cholesterol and fat in the arteries — face a ...

Osteoarthritis patients more susceptible to ...

People with hip or knee osteoarthritis face a greater risk of suffering a fall that leads ...

Delayed concussion reporting linked to longer ...

New research suggests that waiting to report concussion symptoms may result in further dam...

US hospital uses 3D printing to treat avascular ...

Orthopaedic surgeons in Baltimore have pioneered a new approach to treating avascular necr...

Study highlights ´humorous´ depiction of gout in ...

Newspaper articles often depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarr...

Probiotic supplements stop menopause-like bone ...

A new study suggests that probiotics may help protect against post-menopausal osteoporosis...

Reactive car seat could reduce whiplash injuries

Engineers at Loughborough University have developed a new head restraint and car seat syst...

Counselling can help young athletes avoid injury

Regular counselling on simple training rules can reduce the injury rate in young athletes,...

Study points to possible new treatment approach ...

New insights into how the body´s immune response is switched off could lead to new treatme...

Risk of second fracture is highest immediately ...

A new study suggests that the risk of a second major osteoporotic fracture is greatest imm...

Endurance running is good for your bones

Long-distance running has a beneficial effect on bone mineral quality, according to a new ...

The N60  Challenge  -  A Physio's Perspective by ...

Thanks to a late social media recruitment drive courtesy of Claire Robertson and Jonathan ...

Ultrasound headset could help diagnose concussion ...

An advanced form of ultrasound could help recognise sports concussions on the sidelines, a...

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Study finds surgery is better than drugs for ...

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Researchers compare three injection methods for ...

Frozen shoulder — also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture — leads to pai...

Bio-banding can reduce injury risks in ballet, as ...

A new approach to training known as ‘bio-banding´, in which young athletes are grouped acc...

Changing running gait could reduce injury risk

Runners who change their gait pattern may decrease their likelihood of injury, according t...

Study shows new technique offers stronger ACL ...

US researchers said this week that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more ...

Hormone test may predict rate of menopausal bone ...

Women going through the menopause lose bone mass and bone strength, but the rate of bone l...

How can I improve my skiing strength over the ...

As we bid farewell to the colder months and the tail end of the ski season, it is all too ...

New device offers better on-field concussion ...

A portable balance machine called BTrackS does a better job of identifying concussions tha...

Simulating the progression of knee osteoarthritis

Researchers in Finland have developed a new computational modelling method to simulate the...

Ultra-intense workouts not recommended for ...

High-intensity “sprint training” can do more harm than good if you´re not used to this for...

Have you got the right ski equipment?

Whether you are a novice skier or a professional on the slopes, making sure you purchase t...

Highly specialised young athletes more likely to ...

New research has confirmed that young people who specialise in one sport are more likely t...

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What do you spend your time doing? I’m a professional climber, based in Chamonix – alpinis...

South Africa 2016: The Cape Rouleur cycling ...

After all the preparation, we arrived after a good flight giving us at least six hours sle...

Paracetamol is not effective for osteoarthritis ...

Paracetamol is no more effective than placebo for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, accord...

Lower risk of knee injury for female athletes ...

Female athletes who take oral contraceptives are less likely to suffer serious knee injuri...

Stem cell therapy could reverse age-related ...

A single injection of stem cells could one day be enough to restore normal bone structure ...

New growing rod material may improve childhood ...

Researchers in Texas have developed a growing rod material that could potentially improve ...

Pain tolerance during exercise can predict ...

The brain´s tolerance for pain during exercise is a good indicator of performance in cycli...

Vitamin D ineffective for knee osteoarthritis, ...

Patients with knee osteoarthritis gain little clinical benefit from vitamin D supplementat...

Women suffer more neck pain than men

New research has shown that women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain ...

Japanese researchers block molecule that ...

Researchers in Japan have identified and blocked a specific molecule involved in maintaini...

New procedure may restore stability better after ...

A new arthroscopic procedure for treating massive rotator cuff tears may help patients ret...

Study supports longer TNFi evaluation period in ...

The evaluation period for treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with tumor necrosi...

Injury-free runners: what´s their secret?

We know that humans are well adapted to running long distances. But if that´s the case, wh...

New invention could help prevent hamstring injury

Eight English Premier League football teams are investing in a new device that can help pr...

Off piste and personal... with Richard Mansfield, ...

How did you get into mountain guiding? It’s slightly ironic as I originally come from Esse...

What does “I ‘ve damaged my cartilage mean?” by ...

I never know quite whether to tell strangers I meet at parties what I do. It doesn’t take ...

Final Preparation for South Africa Hot Chillee ...

Things were going really well over the last few months of 2015, and I felt great. However ...

Study finds protein that triggers juvenile ...

Researchers in the United States have identified a protein that triggers juvenile idiopath...

New technology could revolutionise treatment of ...

New intelligent technology developed by scientists in Australia and New Zealand could help...

Changes in tissue fluid flow may signal onset of ...

New research could lead to earlier confirmation of osteoarthritis by identifying changes i...

Quadriceps -  A vital part of your cycling ...

The quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh are large muscles and an important p