Importantly when looking into osteoarthritis, looking into what you eat and how much can impact your health and movement when you have knee or hip problems. It is important to take the pressure off joints and reduce inflammation and swelling. Having sufficient Vitamin D will also assist bone health by preventing the breakdown of cartilage and reduce the risk of the joint spaces narrowing.
Apart from getting valuable sunshine exposure (yes I know, it’s Ballarat) another factor may be weight loss. If needed we can discuss the Ultra Lite weight management program as it is a perfect start to assist in managing your weight.
Do you want to be healthy or just not sick? This is one of the first questions I ask my patients when they are considering starting Chiropractic care.
It is very important to establish someone’s health objectives and intended outcomes from the outset. For some patients, all they want is to ‘feel better’, in other words, to be ‘less sick’, whilst for others, they want to achieve greater levels of well-being, beyond the resolution of their aches and pains. For some of you reading this, you might be thinking, ‘what is the difference between being healthy and just being ‘not sick’?