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Archive for April 27th, 2012

 

 

Exercise, eating right, stretching, and weight loss are all important when it comes to controlling the pain associated with osteoarthritis.  This means lifestyle modifications.  A simple exercise and stretching program coupled with a change in diet can make a huge impact on the way your knees move and feel.  Think about all the other aspects of your life this will effect in a positive way.

And it doesn’t cost anything.  Walk and stretch everyday.  Eat fruit instead of chips and salsa.  No prescriptions.  No pharmacies.  No waiting rooms.  No co-pays.  It can’t hurt to try.

Relying solely on drugs will make the pain go away, but not what is causing the problems.  The drugs will not work forever.  And more importantly the drugs and medications will lead to other health problems not related to your knee pain.  Drugs address the symptoms not the disease.

Lifestyle modification is a necessary knee arthritis treatment for many patients.