Back pain affects about 80 percent of the population and is one of the top common causes of absence from work in the UK, says the charity BackCare, organiser of Back Care Awareness Week. But it can also affect children.
Now that the summer weather is hotting up, many people are heading outdoors to work out and play sports. But whatever activity you take part in, there’s always a risk you could sustain a sports injury – whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned sports person.
If you’re one of the eight million or so people in the UK with osteoarthritis, you’re probably not looking forward to the inevitable drop in temperature that’s expected with the first cold snap of winter. According to the NHS, many people with arthritis find their joints become stiffer and more painful when the weather’s cold, though experts don’t know why this happens.