Arthritis is a poorly understood condition in which the cartilage that lines joint surfaces starts to break down. This causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. As the condition worsens, the joint becomes more deformed and the inflammation increases.
There are over 100 types of arthritis. The most well-known forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis is characterized by joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Patients also demonstrate a decrease in their range of motion. The symptoms are variable.
The following tips will help keep the symptoms in check:
The more you move, the list stiffness you will have. Incorporate 30-45 minutes of exercise into your daily routine.
2. Eat Foods Rich in Calcium
Examples of foods rich in calcium include your dairy products, your milk, cheeses, kale, sardines, yogurt, broccoli, watercress, bok choy, okra, almonds, to name a few.
3. Take Calcium and Vitamin D
People between the ages of 20 and 40 require 1000 mg per day. Older patients can take up to 1500 mg a day. Nursing moms can take up to 2000 mg per day. The body will not absorb more than 500 mg of calcium at a time, so you can take divided doses. When taking calcium, you need to take a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D helps your body to absorb the calcium. Without vitamin D, your body excretes calcium.
4. Do not smoke or drink excessively.
Smoking and excessive drinking can cause dangerous effects on our bones and joints. The flourocarbons in smoke can block the small blood vessels in our bodies and can ultimately lead to bone death.
5. Take a joint supplement.
Daily use of a joint supplement with Type II collagen has been shown to control joint discomfort in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I recommend JointNutriMD, a powerful, all-natural, gluten-free anti-inflammatory agent with Type II collagen. Purchase the supplement online at www.jointnutrimd.com.
Dr. Emily D Woolcock, MD is among the country’s most well-known and respected orthopedic surgeons. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon with a specialization in Adult Joint Reconstruction. Dr. Woolcock is an internationally recognized speaker, author, mentor and consultant. She is also Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner/ Orthopaedic Expert and she serves on the Advisory Board of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Woolcock’s proudest accomplishment is the introduction of the power anti-inflammatory joint supplement, JointNutriMD, to the market. The creation of this product represents more than 20 years of the physician’s experience in treating, replacing, and improving diseased joints. The product may be purchased online at www.JointNutriMD.com.