- One of the best ways to avoid or reduce joint discomfort is to lose excess body weight. Less weight equals less stress on your joints.
- Be sure to get adequate amounts of vitamin C and calcium. Vitamin C is necessary to for the formation of collagen that supports joint tissue. Calcium helps build strong bones, which reduces stress on joints.
- Stretching and strengthening activities can help maintain your range of motion, build muscle and promote flexibility. Some activities to consider include gardening, walking, bicycling and swimming. Talk with your physician about which exercises are right for you.
- Keep moving. Sitting or standing all day can cause joint stiffness.
- When possible, alternate between these two positions, ideally every 30 minutes.
- Remember to warm up and cool down every time you exercise to prevent injury and promote flexibility.
- Exercise in groups. It’s motivating, it’s social, and it builds self-esteem as you accomplish your goals together.
- If you’re having a hard time staying motivated to exercise regularly, consider adding music to your routine. Purchase a portable music player and bring along the tunes while you walk, jog, etc.
Normally, all of the parts of the knee joint work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. However, disease or injury can disturb the normal functioning of a joint, which can result in knee pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement.
And with longer life expectancies and greater activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology.
Why Joint Replacement at Wisconsin Bone & Joint
All of the surgeons of Wisconsin Bone & Joint joint are specialty trained, experienced, and skilled in total joint replacement, thus providing each patient with superior knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of sub specialization.
Surgical Procedures We Provide: