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The new 'illness'

More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, it has been revealed.

And surgeons and physiotherapists say that rising levels of obesity and desk-based jobs across all age groups are to blame.

Those over the age of 55 suffer the most, with one in ten questioned by healthcare provider Nuffield Health claiming they are in constant pain.

And almost a quarter of 1,600 workers aged 16 to 65 surveyed said they have been living with pain for up to two years.

Sammy Margo, a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said the rise of the internet and desk based jobs are to blame for the phenomenon of 'office knee'.

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Glad I retired at 52 so I didn't have to experience 'office knee'.

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