Archive for May, 2017

Exercise and Illness

Exercise and Illness

Spring is here and so is the marathon season. The London Marathon has been and gone, but many of you will still be preparing for other events. Have you thought about what to do if you are unwell? Sadly we are all aware of young and fit people who die suddenly whilst enjoying their sport. […]

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Hip surgery has come a long way

Hip surgery has come a long way

Historically total hip replacement precautions have been strictly advised to prevent the risk of hip dislocation. Patients are told not to flex their hips beyond 90 degrees, to sleep supine, to avoid situations where the hip is crossed or twists; all to prevent the hip from coming out. Traditionally new hip patients are discharged with […]

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Steroid injections: your questions answered

Dr. Justin Woolley from Parkshot Medical can answer your queries*   What? Cortisone (also known as steroid) is the name used to describe the corticosteroid group of medicines. Discovered in the 1930s and further developed in the ’50s, a cortisone or steroid injection is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and is effective at treating many painful joint and tendon conditions.   […]

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Getting Hip Pains?

Getting Hip Pains?

You’re not alone. Here’s why it happens and what you may be able to do about it. Why does my hip hurt? First of all let’s look at where exactly the hip is. We think of it as the bone we can feel at the top of the thigh on the outer aspect but if […]

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