Whether you have been diagnosed with a rheumatic condition or not, it is still important that you take care of your joints. To help you, take a look at some many tips to protect your joints and avoid painful issues later on.
Maintain a healthy weight – the more weight you put on your joints, the more wear and tear they will suffer. Reduce the work your joints have to do by simply keeping your weight under control.
Build Muscle – rheumatic conditions often get worse the less you move making it important to get up and get moving. The problem with that is it usually is quite painful. During these times, many of us will lose a large amount of our muscle due to inactivity. To help support these joints and help reduce the pain associated with these conditions, doctors suggest that building muscles can be helpful.
Exercise – not only is exercise good for helping you to maintain a healthy weight or even lose weight, rheumatologists will often suggest certain exercises for reducing the symptoms of many conditions as well. As many exercises put added strain on your joints, it is important that you are careful which exercises you use however. Low impact exercises such as swimming, strength training and stretching are all low impact.
Rheumatologist Morrice MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is dedicated to helping our patients feel better and live better. Don’t let your rheumatic condition control your life, get control. We can help. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton MI. Only 45 minutes from Morrice, we are accepting new patients. If you live in Morrice and are suffering from a rheumatic condition, you are not alone. To find out how we can help you, contact us at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below.