Kneecap dislocation.

When the knee moves in a different direction to the leg, dislocation of the kneecap can occur. Kneecap dislocation is not common and is usually associated with sports injuries.

Signs of a dislocation of the knee will be a deformity of the knee, the casualty will also be in a lot of pain and they will struggle to walk. A crack may have also been heard, when the knee came out of the joint.

A first dislocation should be treated quickly and treated by medical staff. This type of injury can take up to six weeks to heal. Keep the leg, outstretched and as still as possible, call 999. Don’t pick the casualty up yourself as this may cause more damage.

Kneecap Dislocation


Jet lag

 

After a long flight you may feel tired and confused this is a sign of Jet lag. Your body can’t adjust to the new time zone and the longer the flight the worse the Jet lag. Jetlag can affect the body in many ways such as body temperature, blood pressure, and your appetite and toilet habits.

Jet lag is not serious and will settle after a few days.

To treat Jetlag, avoid napping as soon as you arrive at your destination wait until bedtime to sleep, and spend some time in the sun.

To prevent Jetlag drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol) and take small naps on the plane.