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Heat relaxes the muscles around the knee and also helps lubricate the knee joint. Moreover, it also helps relax the muscles and relieve joint stiffness. Similar to Heat Therapy Cold Therapy also helps get rid of joint pain, but it does this by inflammation in the joint. It also decreases the swelling and pain related to knee arthritis.

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Osteoarthritis is an age-related disease with means one's increases risk as one grows older. Therefore, as life expectancy continues to improve, there has been an attendant increase in the prevalence of the disease. Other risk factors for Osteoarthritis are: female sex, genetic factors, and previous joint injury.

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In the second instalment from Ben Steele-Turner, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Associate Registered Nutritionist, Ben discusses the importance of diet for bone health and preventing osteoporosis. Ben explores how what you eat can affect your bone density, and which supplements are effective for bone health.

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Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common cause of disability in those over the age of 55 years, all over the world. It has been anticipated that in the next nine years, a total of 67 million Americans over the age of 18 years may be affected by Osteoarthritis.

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Ben Steele-Turner is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, he qualified with First-class honours in BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Bournemouth University and is now a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Ben is also an Associate Registered Nutritionist having gained a Master’s degree with Distinction in Human Nutrition from the University of Surrey.

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