As Candover is only a few years old, we always have lots of news and developments that we want to proudly share with you all

Psoriasis

  Psoriasis affects around 2% of people in the UK. It is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin that normally appear around the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. The severity of the condition can vary greatly and it is long-lasting. There is no cure, but the symptoms can be treated. For more information visit https://patient.info/health/psoriasis-leaflet or call 01256 315010 to book an appointment with our Consultant Dermatologists, Dr Hilary Fawcett and Dr Janet... read more

Hampshire Garden Festival 2017

Support Candover Clinic by visiting our booth at the Hampshire Garden Festival on Sunday 11th June at Bere Mill, Whitchurch from 10am.   Raising money for the North Hampshire Medical Fund buying much-needed equipment for Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover... read more

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

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