It’s Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week!
Being aware of your musculoskeletal condition is not something you probably think of on a daily basis but it should be!
According to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, almost 48% of the American population over the age of 18 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions and musculoskeletal conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds of millions of people.
Keeping your bones and joints healthy is important! Daily exercise and activity help your bones and joints and can prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
Maintaining your overall health by eating a diet full of foods high in calcium and vitamin D is also very important. Musculoskeletal conditions benefit from a healthy diet!
If you start to experience pain or discomfort in your bones or joints always consult with your health provider. Many conditions can be treated without surgery including using heat or ice, physical therapy, activity modification, or joint injections.
Live your life to the fullest by staying aware and taking care of your bone and joint health!