How to Save Your Joints

Keeping your joints healthy and functioning to the best of their ability will help ensure you have a pain-free lifestyle. Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron offers some helpful tips when it comes to protecting your joints.

There are many keys to keeping your joints healthy, and one of those things is frequent exercise. Using a light exercise program daily can help make sure that your joints maintain their full range of motion. Other ways to defend your joints include:

Keeping a healthy weight — Maintaining your weight is essential in living a healthy lifestyle. Stay motivated and don’t get discouraged. Eating right and exercising will go a long way in the fight against joint diseases.

Maintain open communication:  If you are suffering from joint arthritis, being open and honest with others about it will help you receive assistance.

Exercise:   Light exercises such as yoga and other range-of-motion exercises will increase your fitness level as well as your cardiac health.

Lift correctly:   Using proper lifting techniques will help prevent strains in your shoulder and knees. Bend your knees and keep your back straight when picking up heavy objects.

Know your limits:  Do not overdo it. If you feel exhausted or tired during exercises or daily activities, take a break and rehydrate.

“Whether you are looking to prevent joint diseases or living with them currently, following these useful tips will help make sure you will be able to do the things you love,” says Dr. Scott M. Heithoff, joint replacement specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron.

To consult with one of our doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900 or click on the Appointment Request button.