Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help strengthen the muscles around the affected joint and improve flexibility. This can help reduce pain and stiffness
Maintain a healthy weight: Losing weight can help reduce the stress on your joints and prevent osteoarthritis from getting worse.
Eat a healthy diet: Eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce inflammation.
Use assistive devices: Canes, walkers, and other assistive devices can help you move around more easily and reduce the stress on your joints.
Take over-the-counter pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Use heat or ice therapy: Applying heat or ice to the affected joint can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Practice good posture: Good posture can help reduce the stress on your joints and prevent pain.
Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Try physical therapy: Physical therapy can help you learn exercises and stretches that can help reduce pain and improve flexibility.
Communicate with your doctor: Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and treatment options. They can help you manage your condition and prevent it from getting worse.
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