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How Can You Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Arthritis And Strengthen Your Joints
Great question...: The most common cause of arthritis is a genetic predisposition. Trauma can also play a role. There is also limited evidence that vitamin d may delay onset of arthritis. If you are genetically programmed to develop arthritis there may not be anything to prevent it. Stay active, stay limber and get your vitamin d above 50. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Joint Hypermobility: Dear Antri, I think what you are referring to with the term "double joints" is hypermobility, or hyperflexibility. Hypermobility means that you can move some or all of your joints more than most people can - Joint injury is more common in shoulders and knees and can lead to early or premature arthritis. But keeping strong with sensible exercise is to be encouraged. All the best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are people who are double jointed more likely to get arthritis than those who are not double jointed?
See below: To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed". This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflam foods: There is a lot of reseach (and marketing) of medicinal foods.Most famous = omega3 fatty acids (oils) and green tea.Om3 are only anti-inflam from fish. The plant om3s, like flax, do not get converted in our bodies to anti-inflam chemicals. Dose is about 1500 mg/day.Check the label and add up epa+dha. ...Read more
I have started to get intermitant pain in a hip joint at 53; is it athritis; what natural remedies are there?
I am having trouble getting up in the morning. My body just doesn't want to move. Very painful joints. Seems like all of them. What could it be?
See below: The best ways to ease the painful joints in my opinion are to try to get them moving again. For someone with a lot of pain and restricted motion, this might involve working first in a heated pool with a physical therapist. Local heat can also ease pain, use of various arthritis medications can also help as long as there are no medical reasons not to use them. Your doctor would help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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