Prevent Joint Pain
“Calcium makes your bones stronger than steel.” Many dairy companies use this statement to emphasise that their milk contains more calcium than their competitors. The fact is, our bones ARE made of calcium and they naturally ARE stronger than steel – five to six times as strong as steel to be precise. But nothing is immune to wear-and-tear; nothing can resist injury forever; every living thing gets an infection; and apparently, anything can now get cancer! Still, there are certain things we can do to slow down the ageing of our joints or avoid an injury or an infection. As for cancer, well, that’s a whole other scenario! For the other causes, here are some tips which may help you prevent joint pains.
Check your weight :
Your knees are one of the most important joints of your body and they have to carry most of the weight of your entire body. This is why a higher body weight will exert more pressure on your knees and tire them out soon. Keep a check on your weight to prevent joint pains.
Get your postures right:
A lot of things we do in our daily life like sitting on the floor with the calves tucked in, typing with unrested elbows, sitting on the spine instead of your hips, sitting in one position for a long time, etc. becomes stressful for our joints over a period of time. So, no matter how consumed we are at our work, we must pay attention to our postures – shift them after small intervals and not put unnecessary pressure to any joints. This can go a long way to prevent joint pains.
Exercise, but with caution:
Exercise can both be helpful and harmful to your bones. Certain weight lifting exercises benefit our joints but overdoing those can hurt our bones as well.
While we exercise or when we play a sport, it is never okay to keep aside the safety equipment. Never underestimate the necessity of your head gears or safety pads or sports shoes.
A healthy diet keeps a lot of medical discomforts at bay; it’s not just a tip to prevent joint pains. Drink a lot of water and eat of calcium-rich foods like dairy, fish, green leafy vegetables etc. Boost your bones with some supplements:
As we grow old, our bones will wear out little by little – there is no escape to that. The wearing is faster in women than men. This is why, once you are 30-35 years old, reach out to an Orthopaedic Doctor and take advice on what supplements you may need. He may suggest you a few pills for added minerals like calcium, magnesium etc. or some other vitamins to prevent joint pains or other damages. Now that you know how to keep your joints happy, there’s nothing to stop you from doing it. Take care of your joints so that they’re not in pain.