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What other things do people with arthritis have to do aside from just taking medication?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Several

Exercise within limits, trying to both cardio and strengthening exercises.
Within you limits! if you have pain, scale back! lose weight. Fat adds stress to your back, hips, knees, ankles, & feet. Take or increase your intake of 3-omega fas, either naturally (fish), or supplements. Make sure your vitamin d3 intake is as least 2000iu/day. And finally, try to make your diet high in antioxidants.

In brief: Several

Exercise within limits, trying to both cardio and strengthening exercises.
Within you limits! if you have pain, scale back! lose weight. Fat adds stress to your back, hips, knees, ankles, & feet. Take or increase your intake of 3-omega fas, either naturally (fish), or supplements. Make sure your vitamin d3 intake is as least 2000iu/day. And finally, try to make your diet high in antioxidants.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Preventing Arthritis

Preventing the progression of arthritis is best accomplished with different steps including medications.
Other helpful tools can include appropriate exercise, weight loss, joint supports and ambulatory aids, and other steps. You can read more about these here: http://orthopedics.About.Com/od/arthritistreatment/ht/progression.Htm.

In brief: Preventing Arthritis

Preventing the progression of arthritis is best accomplished with different steps including medications.
Other helpful tools can include appropriate exercise, weight loss, joint supports and ambulatory aids, and other steps. You can read more about these here: http://orthopedics.About.Com/od/arthritistreatment/ht/progression.Htm.
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
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