Knee pain triggered by a fall can signal injuries as minor as a bruise that you can treat at home to as serious as a torn ligament or fracture that may require surgery to repair.
The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?
High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a new study.
Using data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, researchers evaluated whether the surgical approach was associated with differences in early revision rates in primary total hip arthroplasty patients.
The study led by Imperial College London found that flexibility, as well as density, in the bone nanostructure is an important factor in assessing how likely someone is to suffer fractures.