Tips to reduce your chances of arthritis

Taking simple measures as mentioned below can help reduce the chances of your arthritis becoming worse shares Dr. Mohan Desai, orthopedic surgeon.

Arthritis affects people of all age and races. In India there are over 180 million people affected by this disease. Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints caused by inactivity. Dr. Mohan Desai, orthopaedic surgeon shares tips. Taking simple measures as mentioned below can help reduce the chances of your arthritis becoming worse.

Seek an expert advice 

Living with arthritis isn’t easy. If the pain aggravates, it’s advisable to consult an Orthopaedician. Delaying consultation may make the problem worse. Not only does the joint potentially become harder to repair, but one may also do permanent and irrevocable damage to the joint.

Be well informed 

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It’s extremely crucial for the patient and his family to do an in-depth research before opting for any surgery, if at all required. For patients who are not willing to live a compromised life can opt for total knee replacement surgery. Last few years have seen a dynamic change in the technology used for knee surgeries. Technologically advanced, Oxidized Zirconium has lately been successful in offering long lasting knee. The material has proven to be a superior metal for use in the production of knee implants because of its hardness, smoothness and resistance to scratching. Advanced materials like this can help create better performing, longer lasting implants. It is tested to last for 30 years
(under lab conditions). Hence it is highly recommended prosthesis for one to have an active life.

Stay active 

Studies show that physical activity is one of the best ways to improve your quality of life. Exercise boosts your energy. It can also strengthen your muscles and bones, and help keep your joints flexible. Try resistance training to build stronger muscles. Your muscles protect and support joints affected by arthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight relieves stress on painful joints.

Eat a balanced diet 

Studies show that a variety of nutrients may help ease arthritis symptoms. Foods rich in vitamin C especially fruits and vegetables and Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and fish oil, may also help relieve pain. Experts say it’s best to focus on a balanced diet.

Control weight

Being overweight puts undue strain on weight-bearing joints such as your knees, spine, hips, ankles, and feet. Losing weight can ease symptoms of arthritis.

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