Ageing and joint pain don’t have to go hand in hand …
More than 50% of people over the age of 65 have some level of joint pain.
I am of the firm belief that we don’t have to live in pain, and luckily I’ve had the opportunity to spend time and engage with experts on the subject. I recently came across this article with loads of research sources to support preventative action!
According to Brett Smith, rheumatologist from Alcoa TN, “Pain is more common as we age, but not necessarily a fact of life.” Preventative action should start with figuring out how and why pain might show up, whether from your family history, physical activity levels, history of injury and trauma and a range of other personal factors.
Understanding your predisposition to arthritis is also useful – whether osteoarthritis or rheumatoid.
Prevention comes in a familiar package
These aren’t recommendations for no reason
- Quit smoking!
- Lose weight if you need to.
- Get moving and keep moving!
- Ditch sugary drinks.
- Drink enough water.
- A healthy diet is key – include fresh fruits and veggies.
- Make good sleep a priority.
If you’re already suffering, look into traditional treatments and alternative therapies. Talk to your doctor or medical professional and whether you’re already suffering or not, it’s worth taking preventative steps now to set you up for pain-free physical freedom well into the future!
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