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May is Arthritis Awareness Month



May is Arthritis MonthArthritis is a general term used for conditions that cause joint pain and stiffness. The protective cartilage between the bones starts to wear away. Joints get cushioned and supported by soft tissues that prevent your bones from rubbing against each other. A connective tissue called articular cartilage plays a key role. It helps your joints move smoothly without friction or pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common. It affects the fingers, knees, and hips.

Some common signs of arthritis are:

  • Morning stiffness lasting 30 minutes or less
  • Joint pain or tenderness
  • Not being able to move in the normal way

There is no direct cure for arthritis, but you can lower your chances of developing arthritis by:

  • Avoiding tobacco products.
  • Doing low-impact, non-weight bearing exercise, such as lifting weights, working with resistant bands and yoga
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Reducing your risk of joint injuries.

Helpful diet:

  • Fatty fish – salmon, tuna
  • Dark leafy greens – spinach, kale, broccoli, collard greens
  • Nuts, berries, garlic and onions, pineapples, grapes

Source: www.pennmedicine.org and

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