Tips for Healthy Joints

 

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet to help keep your bones strong and to control your weight.

     

  • Vitamin C and calcium are essential for healthy joints.

     

  • Recent studies show that Vitamin D is also important for healthy joints.

     

  • Practice good posture, especially when working at a computer or desk. Support your back when sitting.

     

  • Avoid heavy lifting, or protect your back with a lumbar support and your wrists with wrist supports.

     

  • Avoid repetitive tasks without adequate rest breaks.

     

  • Stay fit and keep your muscles strong. Talk to your doctor about appropriate exercise options for your joint health.

     

  • Wear supportive shoes and consider gel heel cushions. Avoid high heels.

     

  • Seek medical advice if pain is no longer easily managed with conservative treatments or if daily activities become more challenging.

 

 

Attend a Healthy Joint Living
or Joint Replacement class

 

To learn more: Call 855-366-7246 or visit the Orthopedics Center.

 

 

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Sep 2011