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Good morning to all my listeners, this morning we will be talking about prevention of osteoporosis and arthritis. Osteoporosis and arthritis develops slowly over time, eventually leading to pain or stiffness in the previously injured joint. A balanced diet will help to achieve a healthy weight and body. Increasing the intake of calcium and absorption of vitamin D will also assist in reducing the risk of developing arthritis and osteoporosis. Avoiding joint trauma or injury is important in reducing the chance of developing osteoporosis. Joint injuries associated with increased risk of osteoarthritis include dislocation, contusion, fracture, and tears of the menisci or ligaments. Joint injury damages the tissues within the joint, which can increase the stress on the cartilage. People with better posture, better balance, and stronger muscles are less likely to fall and
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Unformatted text preview: are therefore less likely to be injured and develop osteoporosis. Improving posture, balance and muscle strength through regular exercise together with a safe home environment, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and monitoring eyesight will help to prevent falls and associated falls injuries which in turn will reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. It is important to seek appropriate and early treatment for musculoskeletal conditions because these conditions can have a significant psychological, emotional, and physical impact on an individual. If you have any question or would like more information on today’s topic, just give us a call here at the station at 1-111-1111. Government Agency. (2010). Osteoporosis and Arthritis: Two Common but Different Conditions. Retrieved from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/bone/default.asp...
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