Health Tip: Keep Your Joints Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- If you've got arthritis and want to minimize joint pain, there are steps you can take to keep your joints healthier, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The CDC offers these suggestions:
- Perform at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least five days each week. This can help decrease pain, improve motion and delay disability.
- Lose weight if you're overweight or obese.
- Visit your doctor if you have early signs of arthritis, such as joint pain. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term damage.
- Protect your joints from injury, particularly if you engage in sports, work or other activities that require repetitive motion.
-- Diana Kohnle
Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Top Features in Bones, Joints and Muscles
Popular Bones, Joints and Muscle Slide Shows
Quizzes on Bones, Joints and Muscles
Health News TodayFeed
- New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart03/11/2014
- Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine03/11/2014
- Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds03/11/2014
- Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You03/07/2014
- For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study03/05/2014
- View More Bones, Joints and Muscles News