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How to Prevent Arthritis.

As a senior living community, we do our best to be a valuable resource for residents, offering information about a variety of medical conditions that could affect their quality of life including arthritis. Arthritis is known to affect both older and younger people, but it’s most common in adults over the age of 65. The disease presents itself as a swelling and tenderness in one or more of your joints. We’re well-equipped to assist with the management of this disease.  By providing nutrition, exercise and wellness programs specifically designed for seniors, we help enhance their overall health and soothe joint and muscle pain.

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How Can I Prevent Arthritis Naturally?

Natural ways to prevent the onset of arthritis include consuming foods high in fiber, protein and nutrients. Your diet should also be low in salt, sugar and saturated fat. According to the Arthritis Foundation, excess body fat can produce chemicals which travel throughout the body and can cause joint damage.

Exercise is key to joint pain and keeps you from relying upon drug therapies. Valuable benefits of our lifestyle at Mission Chateau are our helpful amenities like our fitness center and indoor pool. Our physical activities are a fun-loving and helpful way to alleviate joint pain. From tai chi and yoga classes, to personal fitness coaches and educational programs, we’ve designed far-reaching ways to treat arthritis pain in our all-inclusive community. Some of the most highly recommended activities for seniors with arthritis include aquatic sports and strengthening exercise like tai chi and yoga. Think how convenient it is to have all that and more right outside your door.

How Do You Stop Arthritis from Progressing?

It’s important to take charge of your pain from the onset and not let it rule you if you want to prevent arthritis from getting worse. Each type of arthritis is treated differently but most rely upon rest, well-balanced diets, maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and learning how to use and protect your joints.

What Causes Arthritis?

The aging process is what most often puts one at risk for arthritis. The cause of arthritis is also influenced by which part of the body is involved. You may find arthritis in the hips or feet runs in the family. Arthritis in the knees can be associated with being overweight. Overuse of your joints and injuries can also cause arthritis. The Mayo Clinic offers details about how the two main types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – damage joints in different ways.

How to Prevent Arthritis in the Back

The Arthritis Foundation reports 50% to 80% of American adults will experience back pain. There are ways to bring relief without relying upon drug therapies. Check out these self-care tips to ease back pain.

  • Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Water Exercise
  • Massage Therapy
  • Braces and Corsets
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Rest in Moderation
  • Weight Loss
  • Acupuncture
  • Foot care
  • Chiropractic care
  • Stop Smoking
  • Relaxation

The best defense against any disease is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That’s where our community shines. Does your loved one have arthritis and have trouble with their daily activities? We’d love to be your resource. Contact us, we can help.