Margaret Woodward, 68, given award for bravery after chasing thief from her home and ‘trying to break his kneecaps’
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Tuesday 02 January 2007
I am 62. For years I have been plagued by a problem which seems to be related to balance. I have long had a rather bad sense of balance, but the specific problem which bothers me is an inability to walk more than a mile or so without finding it harder and harder to stay upright, accompanied by considerable fatigue in the lower back and legs, which gets harder and harder to control. If I don't sit down I become quite distressed, but recover after a rest. I am generally quite healthy otherwise.
Tuesday 10 October 2006
I am in my late fifties and am in reasonable health. I do aerobic exercises and enjoy quite strenuous walking holidays with no discomfort. However, over the past year or two I have noticed that I am often woken in the night by nagging pains in my hips (I tend to lie on my side). The pain disappears within a minute or two of getting up and moving around. As our mattress is quite old, we decided to invest in a new bed, but although we advised the salesman of my problem before we chose it, the bed we have bought is, if anything, causing more problems than the old one. What can I do?
Tuesday 03 October 2006
My mother has been diagnosed with osteo-malacia - her bones are too "soft". What is the difference between brittle and soft bones?
Tuesday 26 September 2006
My left knee has started to give me trouble, especially when I am squatting in the gym and going up and down stairs. If I bend the knee, there is a gently crunching and grinding sound behind the kneecap. I am 22 years old and healthy, although slightly overweight.
Tuesday 15 August 2006
I have wear-and-tear arthritis in the neck; not surprising, as I am in my seventh decade. The problem is bad when I drive long distances, and I feel it is made worse by the seatbelt. Can I get a medical exemption from wearing a seatbelt?
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Monday 22 August 2005
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