Osteoarthritis: The Real Story

Has anyone ever told you that you have degenerative arthritis? Leaves quite a visceral image in the mind doesn’t it! The picture of a chalky bone, crumbling apart like the Cliffs of Dover while the smooth Teflon like cartilage appears jagged and ripped apart. We...
What Actually Causes Osteoarthritis [Part 7: Psychology]

What Actually Causes Osteoarthritis [Part 7: Psychology]

The mind.   It’s the elephant in the room when it comes to Osteoarthritis (OA).   Not many clinicians really like to deal with this aspect. It usually only mentioned as an afterthought.   But why is this?   Well, first of all, there are a lot...
What Actually Causes Osteoarthritis [Part 6: Genetics]

What Actually Causes Osteoarthritis [Part 6: Genetics]

Genetics and osteoarthritis. It’s an unfortunate truth of the world that when it comes to certain diseases we are simply more susceptible to certain conditions as a result of our genes. In terms of our relative risk (i.e. what the odds say about us developing...

Why Most Interventions Fail to Improve Knee Pain

“I’ve been seeing my physiotherapist for months now and my knees haven’t gotten any better. I actually think I’ve gotten worse” The above quote or variations of it highlight an all too common phenomenon when it comes to addressing knee...