HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
England may be thriving on World Cup pressure, but how are their joints bearing up?

Coinciding with the start of the Rugby World Cup and the England vs. Turkey Euro 2004 qualifier, World Arthritis Day, 12th October 2003, is an opportunity for many ex-sportsmen from around the world to teach aspiring young hopefuls about the importance of looking after themselves now to protect them from a debilitating condition in the future.

Many studies have proven the relationship between certain types of sport and arthritis. Recently, research has revealed that professional footballers are ten times more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the hip in later life than their peers, despite not having sustained notable hip injuries during their professional career.

Previous studies have also shown that professional sportsmen are at risk of developing arthritis at a considerably earlier age than the general public. A study published in 2000 showed the long-term impact of playing professional football, with almost half of the 284 players surveyed being diagnosed with osteoarthritis, on average, by the age of forty. However, there are preventative measures that can be taken but are often ignored.

GP and medical broadcaster Dr Rob Hicks comments: "Measures need to be taken now if the increased risk of osteoarthritis is to be reduced. Everyone involved in physical exercise and sport, whether professionally or as an amateur, must always protect their joints, through appropriate nutrition and responsible training regimes. It is important to maintain a healthy diet, which includes fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and oily fish. Flexibility and strengthening exercises are also essential. Over-exertion of joints can increase the risk of problems later in later life."

There are more than 200 hundred different kinds of arthritis, with osteoarthritis being the most common. It is caused by damage to the cartilage of joints and can cause long-term pain, stiffness and swelling, which can lead to a significant lack of mobility and p
'"/>

Contact: Arabella Naylor
arabella.naylor@ketchum.com
44-207-611-3629
Ketchum
14-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine
2. SLU research in New England Journal of Medicine shows new drug helps with chronic kidney disease
3. New research projects major increase in Alzheimers care costs for England
4. Concern over rising rates of syphilis in England
5. Cedars-Sinai part of study published in Sept. 30 New England Journal of Medicine on laser procedure to relieve severe angina in cardiac patients
6. Ratio of doctors to patients is good predictor of hospital death rates in England
7. Cancer Rates In Children Of Nuclear Industry Employees No Higher Than General Population In England And Wales
8. Cancer Patients From Deprived Areas of South East England Arent Receiving Optimum Treatment
9. American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
10. Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank
11. Worlds biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: England may thriving World Cup pressure but how are their joints bearing

(Date:8/19/2014)... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) ... up during The Barclays at The Ridgewood County Club ... Horizon BCBSNJ will be getting spectators into the walking fitness ... , Horizon BCBSNJ, the official health care sponsor of The ... the New Jersey Golf Foundation, an organization that removes barriers ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological ... delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new ... also cause these types of symptoms, according to ... Maywood, Ill. Rheumatic disorders include autoimmune and inflammatory ... as lupus, systemic vasculitis and ankylosing spondylitis. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 Grande Naturals, ... the winner of the 2014 Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers ... the first place position in “Product Innovation; Product ... eyeliner, which also includes a lash enhancement serum, ... plus lash-boosting technology. , This all-new ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In honor ... helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips ... to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners ... for them. , As dogs age, their needs change. They will ... outside as much as they used to. Because of this, pet ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Following the completion ... Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the ... second project included a full revamp of all public spaces ... guest rooms and suites, an all-new dining experience at 1823 ... hotel lobby. , With the introduction of 1823 Kitchen and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 2Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 3Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 4Health News:Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report 2Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 2Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 3Health News:The Puppy Store Helps Pet Owners Care for Aging Dogs 2Health News:Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Unveils the Finishing Touches of Its $20 Million Makeover 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic Navigation Systems) ... Forecast, 2014 - 2020", the global surgical navigation systems ... and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... value of USD 295.5 million in 2020. ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and NAGOYA, Japan ... Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) and ASAHI INTECC ... and Nagoya Stock Exchange) have formalized plans to ... The joint project focuses on creating a device intended ... The FFR market is an emerging field in ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... : "IMNP"), a biotechnology company, today announced that it ... stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market has been approved by ... Group. IMMUNE,s common stock is expected to begin trading on ... August 21, 2014 under the symbol IMNP. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 2Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 3Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 4Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 5Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 6Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 7Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 8Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 9Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 2Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 3Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 4
Cached News: