Preventative

Do you have a question related to an arthritis condition that doesn't fit in any of the other boards? Perhaps you're living with spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia or something else we've not covered? Your questions and discussions can be posted here.

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zoed1984
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by zoed1984 on Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:58 pm

Preventative

If you have been told you will suffer from Arthritis in the future are there any preventative methods you can take?

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Tracy Corbett
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by Tracy Corbett on Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 pm

Re: Preventative

Exercise helps to keep joints (specifically the hyaline cartilage) nourished and lubricated, it also helps to strengthen and stretch the structures around the joints, both of which help to protect joints. You might like to ask your GP to refer you to physiotherapy for an assessment. Your physiotherapist can assess your posture, relative strengths and weaknesses and any biomechanical issues which may affect your joints. He/she can then prescribe specific exercises, tailored to your individual needs, which can help protect your joints.
Tracy Corbett
Chartered Physiotherapist

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Dr Sandeep Bawa
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by Dr Sandeep Bawa on Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:18 pm

Re: Preventative

Hi,

Muscle toning and strengthening, good healthy balanced diet.

SB
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Consultant Rheumatologist - MBChB, MRCP, MSc (Sports Exercise Medicine)
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