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How Can You Avoid Arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the joints and ligaments. With an estimated 350 million men, women, and children (40 million in the United States alone) suffering from some form of arthritis, it’s helpful to understand the different variations of the condition, as well as some well-established tips for prevention.

Arthritis Treatment in Beverly Hills

Dr. Susan Baker provides arthritis treatment in Beverly Hills for many of the joint conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, including some of the most common forms:

Tips For Avoiding Arthritis

Because arthritis can take many different forms and the causes of the condition vary widely depending on each individual diagnosis, there isn’t necessarily a set of specific “rules” to follow in terms of prevention. Because of the complexity and wide range of the condition, specialists like Dr. Baker advise patients to consult with a rheumatologist when symptoms arise for proper diagnosis and treatment.

However there are a few common steps and precautions that can help to protect and keep joints healthy, as well as contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle.

  1. Learn the facts. Staying informed about the different types of arthritis and what symptoms to look out for can help keep your joints functional and healthy.
  2. Get Moving! Exercise and general fitness and weight management are very important factors in maintaining joint health. Maintaining a healthy weight takes added pressure off the joints and contributes to overall wellness. Find an activity or fitness plan that is fun and appropriate for your lifestyle and consult with a professional if you need help getting started. It’s never too late to get fit and active, and low impact activities like walking can be a great place to start.
  3. Protect Your Joints. From every day activities like cleaning your house or the strenuous exertion from playing competitive sports, the joints are constantly subjected to wear and tear that can lead to damage over time. Taking seemingly small precautions like practicing good posture at your desk, remembering to stretch regularly, and eating a healthy and nutrient-rich diet will go a long way towards keeping your joints healthy.

Contact a Los Angeles Rheumatologist Today!

Want to learn more about how to prevent arthritis, or need help managing your condition? Contact Dr. Susan Baker today at (310) 274–7770 or online to schedule a consultation. As a Beverly Hills rheumatologist, Dr. Baker has years of experience treating and a variety of arthritic diseases.

Next, learn answers to Six Common Questions About Arthritis.

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