Because of problems with muscles and the way our joints work, arthritis is something else that I may have to deal with as part of my problems with cerebral palsy.
Research shows that 4 in 10 people with cerebral palsy, have a disposition to the condition through wear and tear of muscles and joints.
We know that Osteoarthritis is something older people get, but younger people can have it also. By the time we reach 60, nine in ten people already have it.
There are things we can do to ease pain and inflammation, without the use of drugs.
The first key point would be:
- Make sure you consume more antioxidant foods and take an antioxidant supplement;
- Identify the foods which you think may contribute to pain and inflammation;
- Reduce every day stress levels and if you take stimulants keep those to a minimum, as both can have an affect on our joints;
- If the joints are inflamed, take a daily supplement of 1,000 mg EPA/DPA/DHA fish oil and an anti-inflammatory supplement containing Boswellia, turmeric and hop extracts. You could also take a glucosamine hydrochloride supplement together with an MSM supplement.
Osteoarthritis is linked to family history, but lifestyle and exercise can make it considerably worse and contribute to an earlier than would be problem with arthritis. The body structure were born with is passed on to us through our parents.
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