Gordon Ramsay’s health: The intrepid TV chef discusses his “f*****g horrible” injury
In the latest installment of his culinary expedition, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, GORDON RAMSAY travels to Morocco, utterly defying his doctor’s recommendation to “slow down.”
Gordon Ramsay disclosed earlier this year that he had undergone meniscus surgery (the removal or repair of a portion of cartilage in the knee) following a “f****g excruciating” injury. “I did it jogging up the hill in Richmond Park,” the father-of-five explained. Not only that, but an X-ray revealed that the Michelin-starred chef had evidence of arthritis in his knee.
Gordon told The Sun, “He told me I needed to start slowing down.” “It was like, ‘Imagine you have 1.5 million steps to run in the next 30 years…’ ‘Take it slowly.’
Gordon said, stunned, that “you just don’t want to hear you’ve got arthritis in your knee.”
“Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints,” according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Pain, edema, and stiffness are all expected symptoms of the illness.
According to the organization, “knee arthritis can make it difficult to conduct numerous common activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.”
“For many people, it is a major cause of missed work time and substantial disability.”
Gordon is plainly attempting to avoid this for as long as possible.
The knee is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone, the upper end of the shin bone, and the kneecap. It is the largest and strongest joint in the body.
Articular cartilage covers the ends of the three bones that make up the knee joint, a smooth, slippery layer that protects and cushions the bones as you bend or straighten the knee.
The meniscus is a pair of “tough and rubbery” cartilage fragments that act as stress absorbers between the thigh and shin bones.
The cartilage in the knee joint eventually wears away in osteoarthritis.
This can cause bones to grind against each other, resulting in painful bone spurs.
Difficulty bending and straightening the knee could be another indicator of arthritis.
During movement, the knees may “lock,” and you may hear a click, snap, or grinning noise.
While there is no cure for arthritis, you should avoid activities that may aggravate it, such as stair climbing.
Switching from high-impact sports like jogging or tennis to low-impact activities like swimming or cycling is the best option.
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