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What Can We Do To Prevent Osteoarthritis?

In any mobile joint, such as the hip or knee, articular cartilage covers the bone ends and cushions the joint from impact.  Osteoarthritis is a loss of this cartilage so that the bone ends become exposed. This can cause pain, stiffness and immobility. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder and is not just simply ‘wear and tear.’  There are lots of factors that can cause osteoarthritis.  However, there are a few simple things people can do to try and prevent/reduce the effect of osteoarthritis on their lives. Maintain a healthy weight: The hip and knee are weight-bearing joints and therefore the more weight that is put through these joints, the more stress is exerted on that joint. It has been estimated that when you walk, 3 to 6 times your body weight is transmitted through your hips and knees with every step.  Therefore, being just 10 pounds overweight, puts an extra 30 to 60 pounds of force through the hip and knee with each step. Physical exercise: Both Aerobic and muscle strengthening exercise are good ways of delaying the onset or reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.  Aerobic exercise (the so called ‘cardio exercise’) relates to activities which increase your heart rate and makes you a little short of breath.  For osteoarthritis you want to do moderate intensity, low impact activities which do not worsen your symptoms.  Good examples include swimming, brisk walking, low resistance cycling, Tai chi, yoga and ballroom dancing. These activities are also beneficial as they help maintain a healthy weight and heart and are also good at improving mood and overall quality of life. Muscle strengthening... read more

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is when you hear sounds from inside your body rather than from and outside source. The sounds can include: buzzing, humming, hissing or whistling. Severe cases of tinnitus can be distressing and cause insomnia or depression. Tinnitus can be associated with age-related hearing loss, a middle ear infection or inner ear damage. It affects approximately 10% of the UK population. For more information visit https://patient.info/health/tinnitus-leaflet or call 01256 315010 to book an appointment with our Audiologists, Mr Graham Brickley and Daniel... read more

Cardiology Services

Cardiology services at Candover Clinic provide excellent care for all conditions affecting the heart. All non-invasive diagnostic cardiothoracic investigations such as treadmill exercise tests and echocardiographs are performed at Candover Clinic. There are state-of-the-art imaging facilities with 3D echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance scanning on site. Inpatient care includes diagnostic coronary angiograms and angioplasties/stent insertion. Other services include the implantation of pacemakers and complex devices such as implantable defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers. Inpatients are treated in the Rotherwick Foundation Cardiac Unit at Hampshire Hospitals which includes a cardiac catheter lab and fully equipped coronary care unit (CCU). The service also includes primary angioplasty as an emergency treatment for heart attack patients 24/7. As one of the first in the UK to provide this vital service the unit is able to deliver high quality treatment and care swiftly and efficiently in order to reduce the potential damage caused by a heart attack to heart muscle. For more information visit http://candoverclinic.com/cardiology/ or call 01256 315010 to book an appointment with our Consultant Cardiologists: • Dr Andrew Bishop • Dr Carl Brookes • Dr Peter Golledge • Dr Dominic Kelly • Dr Michaela... read more

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