Wednesday April 29, 2015
In this edition of Wellness Wednesday’s, we look at prevention techniques for avoiding arthritis.
As you or your loved one ages, you may notice that you/they are faced with increasing joint and muscle pain which may be related to arthritis. According to The Arthritis Society of Canada, there are over 100 different types of arthritis conditions, but the common denominator among them all is joint and musculoskeletal pain. The pain is typically a result of inflammation of the joint lining.
Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis
If you are unsure as to whether you or your loved one is suffering from arthritis, here are a few common warning signs/symptoms to look out for:
Although there is no guaranteed cure for arthritis, there are several steps you or your loved one can take to prevent arthritis from worsening. These include:
Speak to a doctor if you/your loved one are experiencing joint or muscle pain. They may be able to suggest treatment options that can minimize your/your loved ones’ discomfort.
Here are some helpful organizations/websites if you are looking for more information:
Don’t miss our next edition of Wellness Wednesday’s where we look at common foot problems among seniors and tips for healthy foot care!
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