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Precautions against osteoarthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi doctor...!
Doctor :   Hello .
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   hey i was looking for some details on Oster- Artharitis .. .
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What do you want to know about Osteoarthritis in particular
Doctor :   Are you Back ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   ya bck..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What do you want to know about Osteoarthritis in particular ?
User :   i mean how it occurs..
Doctor :   proceed with your query ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i would like to know wht are the Dos and Donts
Doctor :   It is age related process and that
Doctor :   due to the wear and tear of the bones especially ate the joints and the ligaments
Doctor :   it shall need a few lifestyle modifications and the measures that you will need to take to keep yourself
Doctor :   away from the
Doctor :   pain
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Poor posture causes uneven weight distribution and may strain ligaments and muscles.
Doctor :   The easiest way to improve your posture is by walking. The faster you walk, the harder your muscles must work to keep you upright.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Wearing comfortable cushioned shoes that properly support your weight is especially important if you have arthritis in your weight-bearing joints or back.
User :   ooh ok
Doctor :   By taking medications regularly instead of waiting for pain to build, you will lessen the overall intensity of your discomfort.
Doctor :   A healthy diet emphasizing fruit, vegetables and whole grains can help you control your weight and maintain your overall health, allowing you to deal better with your arthritis.
Doctor :   Assistive devices for walking can be used.
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