|Seven Tips for Preventing Osteoarthritis
Capping the bony ends of the body’s numerous joints, cartilage works like a built-in shock absorber. Aging, wear and tear and injury degenerates cartilage, sparking a condition known as osteoarthritis (OA).
OA often affects the hands, spine, knees and hips. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, loss of physical function, increasing immobility and muscle weakness.
Researchers noted that OA is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions affecting the aging population worldwide. “Its prevalence is predicted to rise significantly in the future as the population ages.” (Phys Ther 2007;87:32.)
Fortunately, there is something you can do about it.
Our office is committed to helping patients adopt the chiropractic lifestyle, a way of life that focuses on preventing health problems, rather than merely masking symptoms with medication.
Call today and schedule an appointment for a complete chiropractic evaluation. Together we can stop OA and other diseases before they start.Dr. Barbara Smith