Tips from an Orthopedic Hospital in Gurgaon
Lifeaid Medical Centre has a number of specialties. A major one is that it serves as an orthopedic hospital in Gurgaon. Besides dealing with various different muscle, bone, tendon and joint cartilage disorders they also do joint replacements.
We would like to give some tips to help reduce your pain from arthritis and thereby reduce the chance that you will need a hip or knee or other joint replacement.
Be more active. With arthritis, this can be difficult but is important. Granted you are tired and sore, but if you exercise on a regular basis you will be less tired and less sore. Why is this?
First, it will strengthen the muscles around the joints and this will help support the joint. Activity also strengthens the bones and helps reduce or reverse bone loss. Finally, there is the cartilage. If cartilage wears down and bone rubs on bone, this can be very painful and debilitating.
Movement and exercise is very important for the health of cartilage. It is made up of specialized cells called chondrocytes. Cartilage is an unusual tissue in the body because it has no blood vessels and no nerves. The only way chondrocytes get nutrients and expel waste is through diffusion. Compression and flexing of cartilage is tremendously important in this process. So the more sedentary you are, the worse it is for your cartilage.
Movement and exercise is important for another reason and that is weight loss. It makes sense that the heavier you are, the more stress you put on your joints.
Please try our tips and hopefully we won’t need to see you for a knee or other joint replacement. But if it becomes necessary we have a number of excellent surgeons who are experts in these procedures.