Dear Patient: Joint Pain

Don’t let joint pain limit you.  Limit your pain by taking the following steps…
Joint pain can be managed with exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.  The old adage “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is true.  Stay active.  A regular exercise regimen can help.  Physical therapy is also an option especially if exercise on your own causes pain.
You can also keep joints healthy and limit pain by taking a joint health supplement (Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate).  This supplement is available at local pharmacies and grocery stores.  No prescription is needed.  You may also use pain relievers as needed as long as the medication does not interfere with other medications or health conditions that you may have.  Never take a prescription medication that is not prescribed to you.  Also remember that x-rays and other imaging might not be necessary, especially if your symptoms improve with these supportive measures.
Live well!

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