Arthritis Research UK has commissioned an evidence-based report looking at how effective complementary therapies are for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Very little evidence was found in support of commonly-used therapies such as copper and magnetic therapy. But the therapies that were shown to be the most effective are...
For 97 days I have sat in my kayak, raising money for the benefit of people living with rheumatoid arthritis and supporting the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) by paddling around the UK mainland. That's 570 hours on the water, 2,223 miles and 2,050,200 paddle strokes! Finished, fin, finire!!!
Goodbye January. Perhaps the over-enthusiastic gym newbies can calm down now? Every year I observe with a wry smile - but more often frustration - as my local health club is packed to the rafters with sweating 'January gym-maniacs'. But why the frenzy at all? Going hell for leather, be it on treadmills or in spin classes etc, is never a good idea.
A recent study found that young people who regularly participate in high-intensity sports may suffer abnormal femur (thighbone) development. The discovery may help to explain why athletes tend to have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis, which causes pain and disability to 8.5 million people in the UK, than people who lead a sedentary lifestyle.