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Prevention of Joint Pain in Old Age

Written by
Dr. Tiwari
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on May 08, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  1 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Joint pain in old age is a major concern that should not be ignored. Most of us suffer from knee pain or back pain after an age. If we follow simple measures in daily routine then most of these conditions can be prevented.

Prevention of Joint Pain in Old Age

Knee joint pain and backache especially in the lumbar region is a very common problem. Almost every one suffers from these problems in life either because of unhealthy lifestyle or some disease. In most cases, these are preventable and treatable, but due to lack of knowledge most people suffer from disability and lot of pain. Both in men and women after fourth decade of life bone density decreases due to hormonal changes. As a result of this they are more liable to fractures, backache and knee joint pain. Female suffer more due to lack of estrogen after menopause and hence the boneloss is more as compared to male. Also in our diet, we usually do not take sufficient amount of calcium and vitamin D.

For reducing the disability and pain in old age some measures are important that every person should follow:

  • You should get exposed to sunlight at least 10-20 minutes daily.
  • Take sufficient amount of calcium in your diet, take one glass of skimmed milk per day or milk products.
  • Take calcium and vitamin D supplements if your bone density is low.
  • Strengthen your quadriceps muscles by simple exercises inorder to reduce the disability. For example: after sitting on the chair or bed just elevate your leg, hold in the same position for 10 seconds and then leave, repeat this 5- 10 times a day. Also repeat it with the other leg. You can sit on the floor or bed and stretch your legs together. Now, press a small towel by putting it under your knee alternatively 5-10 times a day.
  • Remain active, avoid sedentary lifestyle which will also improve your bone health.

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Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018  -  1 min read

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