Two in five of London’s baby boomers are living with pain that could be prevented, according to a recent study by orthopaedic experts group Fortius Clinic.
Based on new research, Fortius Clinic estimates that 39% of over 50s are currently living with pain and 87% have suffered from pain over the past two years.
Unfortunately, this pain is affecting the daily lives of 63% of sufferers, who struggle to drive, see friends or play sports with nearly one in 10 admitting that it has affected their mental health.
The quintessentially British ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude towards pain is stopping sufferers from seeking the necessary care for their ailments. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of sufferers confess that they either never seek treatment or delay it, typically by an average of 14 months.
This fourteen-month period can be a critical period for sufferers and it is essential for their long-term health to seek help as soon as they can.
The study arrives on the back of Fortius’ launch of the new specialist Fortius Joint Replacement Centre in partnership with Bupa Cromwell Hospital in Kensington, designed to give patients requiring knee or hip replacements the best possible surgical outcomes through its latest robot technology.
Philip Luce, Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital said: “The new Fortius Joint Replacement Centre at Bupa Cromwell Hospital gives patients access to the best facilities and latest technology, coupled with world-leading clinicians. At the Centre we offer state-of-the-art robotic technology and an enhanced patient experience with quicker recovery times so there’s really no reason to put off seeking help if you are in pain.”