Christopher Williams

My London marathon journey

By Christopher Williams posted Apr 15, 2016
When I first said yes to running the marathon, I thought to myself, “this can’t be too hard, tens of thousands of people run this each year”. Well, I ate those words pretty quickly when I started my training. I tried to follow a rough training schedule I had read over the internet which involves a steady increment of miles with the maximum mileage around 18miles. I started...
Dr Paul Stillman

Paracetamol deemed useless for people living with arthritis

By Dr Paul Stillman posted Mar 24, 2016
  Research published recently in the UK medical journal The Lancet found that paracetamol offered no relief from arthritic pain.  The research team from the University of Bern (Switzerland) studied data from 58,556 patients in 74 clinical trials between 1980 and 2015 and compared the effects of 22 different treatments including various doses of paracetamol and seven non-steroid...
Dr Paul Stillman

Environmental factors dictate the risks of knee replacement surgery

By Dr Paul Stillman posted Mar 2, 2016
Arthritis Research recently broke a story focusing on the latest research discussing how the risk of knee replacement surgery is primarily affected by the environment. The study from Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark, highlighted the important role played by environmental factors in increasing a person's risk of requiring knee replacement surgery. As...
Seema Odedra

I did not even know I was hypermobile!

By Seema Odedra posted Feb 25, 2016
As part of HMSA Awareness Campaign during Hypermobility week, I would like to share a story of a patient who came to see me about her ankle which was affecting her ability to walk for long distances. During the initial consultation I identified that the patient was hypermobile and that this was the root cause of the pain and was affecting the way that she walked which was also...
Dr Paul Stillman

MRI study challenges widely held belief that damage to cartilage alone may not be central to development of knee osteoarthritis

By Dr Paul Stillman posted Jan 28, 2016
A new study by the Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has detected structural changes in the knee joint that precede signs of osteoarthritis seen in X-rays. The study, which was supported in part by the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), calls into question the assumption that damage to cartilage is...
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