Knee Osteoarthritis – What to do…

Knee osteoarthritis – what is it and what should I do about it? Osteoarthritis is defined as “degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward”.  You may have had an x ray and been told you have “wear and tear”, “no cartilage left”, been reduced to “bone on bone”, have developed “spurs”, or been … Read More

When is pain OK in my hip & knee

When is pain OK??! “No pain, no gain” is the stoic attitude of some of our patients, many people coming in with the belief that physio “has to hurt” to get better.  There may be an element of truth in this but some people take it to the extreme and make themselves so sore it is hard to get better.  … Read More

Heat or ice?

Deep heat, ice packs, hot water bottles, freeze spray, heat pads …we’ve all heard of these different types of heat/cold therapy to help with pain, but sometimes it gets confusing as to which to use and when. As a general rule of thumb, if you have had a new injury and there is swelling…use ice.  This will prevent further inflammation … Read More

Knee osteoarthritis – what is it and what should I do about it?

Osteoarthritis is defined as “degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward”.  You may have had an x ray and been told you have “wear and tear”, “no cartilage left”, been reduced to “bone on bone”, have developed “spurs”, or been classified as “mild/moderate/severe arthritis”.  Many of these diagnoses may be alarming to hear, … Read More