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:2/28/2015)... February 28, 2015 Kaylie Corrigan, Outdoor ... treatment center , and current student obtaining her Masters ... implemented a weekly forum in psychoeducation on substance use ... Flagstaff, AZ as part of her studies. , “Even ... for support and counseling at the high school and ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Developers ... the release of a new overlay plugin for Final Cut ... Film Studios. , “FCPX Overlay Chromatic gives users total control ... said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “FCPX Overlay ... maintaining an easy to use interface.” , FCPX Overlay Chromatic ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 The World Scout League ... materials to potential EMTs and firefighters, recently announced its ... a way to raise charitable donations for age-related research. ... Columbia, will be held on March 29, 2015; registration ... begin at 3:30 p.m. , To participate in ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... OnChip Devices , a world ... wire bondable, silicon ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection diodes targeted ... ESD88NP and ESD88PN are designed ... and IC products. These Zeners exhibit no device ... devices meet the requirements of IEC61000 and safely dissipate ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... February 27, 2015 On March ... and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will co-host ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, ... is dedicated to medical professionals and scientists who ... to the general public, including patients, their families, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Staff at Arizona Drug Addiction Treatment Center Starts Teen Sobriety Support Group at Local High School 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released a new overlay plugin entitled FCPX Overlay Chromatic Grunge 6K exclusively for Final Cut Pro X users 2Health News:Bitcoin Run Is The World Scout League Commission’s Newest Project for Charity 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 3Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 2Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 3
(Date:2/26/2015)... , February 27, 2015 ... 2014 market research report to its store. This ... Ulcers, therapeutic pipeline. The report "Corneal ... the therapeutic development for Corneal Ulcers. Corneal Ulcers ... includes bacterial infections, viral infections & fungal infections. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015  IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after ... In conjunction with the release, the Company will host a ... Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2015 ... developments. Interested parties may access the live conference ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Every year many millions of ... heart disease.  Nevertheless, year after year doctors and the ... the first test to determine the status of heart ... or not, even though that technology is over 100 ... that doctors know, (while most patients do not know) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 2Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 3Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 4Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 5IRIDEX Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Conference Call and Release Date 2National Heart Health Month In February 2
Cached News: