Could your job be putting you at an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis? This was the question posed by a group of researchers from the Karolinka Institute in Sweden.
The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.
We don’t tend to think much about our toes, shut away inside our shoes quietly getting on with their job. But, when we develop pain in our toes we soon become aware of how important they are to us.
While the rest of you are cracking nuts this Christmas, is there one member of your family who just can’t resist cracking their joints? Sometimes the people around them are full of dire warnings about the consequence of joint cracking, but are they right?