Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes wear and tear of the cartilages that line the joints. When the cartilage wears out, rubbing between the bones that make up the joint causes inflammation, causing pain and loss of mobility. This disease most often affects the hips, knees, neck, back, hands and feet.
There are different methods to reduce the risk of presenting this pathology:
- Avoid overweight: being one of the main causes of arthrosis because joints are forced to support more weight which contributes to cartilage degeneration
- Perform exercises: exercise helps strengthen muscles in this way decreases the degeneration and wear of cartilage, swimming or cycling are very good exercises to decrease it.
- The position of your body: Keeping your body in an inadequate position and for long hours either sitting on a computer a sofa overloads the joints helping to wear them
- The use of footwear: The use of high shoes or those that are very heavy help daily to wear your joints and more if used for long periods of time it is good to wear comfortable shoes and lightweight
- Good nutrition: many diseases you can avoid or decrease your risk depending on how you feed in this case to prevent the degeneration of your cartilage is good to consume foods rich in vitamin C, foods rich in omega 3, high fiber foods and selenium
These are some simple steps that contribute to the decreases of this degenerative pathology that could gradually develop in your body and that over the years would wreak havoc.
Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) say that it is quite frequent after the age of 50 and that 28% of adults over 60 have arthrosis, hence the importance of starting to take care of you from the age of 30 for avoid it.