Dr Pixie gives advice on osteoarthritis
A. The most important thing you can do is to watch your weight, in order to reduce wear and tear on your joints. Regular exercise will strengthen the muscles and tendons around your joints, helping to protect them. But diet is important, too - stick to a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, choose oily fish (high in omega 3 oils) once a week, and try glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to keep cartilage healthy.
I would like to see an article on Adult Hip Dysplasia ( having undergone major periacetabular osteotomy surgery on both hips in the past year to correct this condition. Iam now working hard at my physio to get myself walking again and ultimately back in the gym). I have never seen it mentioned in any women's health and fitness magazines and, although relatively rare, it is something which predominantly affects women.
The condition leads to early onset arthritis in the hips, which then deteriorates more rapidly than arthritis caused by aging or wear and tear, but whenever I see articles about osteoarthritis, this condition is not mentioned as a possible contibuting factor - believe me, I know it is!!
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