Muscles, bones and joints
Whether you’re on holiday in the UK or abroad, your joints need your attention.
Aching, painful knees are very common and can be debilitating, but there is a lot you can do to help yourself.
Excess weight can put stress on your joints, so maintaining a healthy diet and doing some kind of daily exercise can make a big difference.
Make sure you try several treatments and therapies before opting for a knee replacement.
AXA PPP members who think that surgery might be the best option should contact our Working Body team who will be able to arm you with the latest information about procedures and outcomes.
Having a damaged knee replaced can improve your quality of life dramatically.Read more
Although injury to the important stabilising cruciate ligaments...Read more
It is normal for the kneecap to be pulled slightly upwards when you tense your quadriceps – the clunk, however, is not normal. You may have a loose kneecap, making you prone to dislocation.Read more
I presume you are suffering from severe arthritis and are now considering having a total knee replacement because a steroid injection has not helped the pain.Read more
The cost of any private appointment or operation varies depending on the consultant surgeon and hospital that you choose.Read more
As the pain in your knee has gone on for more than 6 weeks, you have developed chronic patellar tendonitis.Read more
A slip is more likely to cause a minor sprain to the knee but it is still possible to tear the important stabilising ligaments within and surrounding the knee joint.Read more
It is a long healing process with this type of injury unfortunately; however at 8 months post TKR you should be making some headway.Read more
From what you describe it sounds like you have possibly sustained an...Read more
Supports and braces are not normally used for joint hypermobility syndromes...Read more