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The Top 3 New Years Resolutions For People Who Need Orthopedic Care

Young woman eating a healthy salad after workout.You’re not alone if you’re considering orthopedic care this year. As the new year begins, many people care for their orthopedic health. Choosing from so many options and providers can be confusing.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 New Year’s resolutions for orthopedic patients. Check out this list if you’re considering surgery or physical therapy or want to learn more about your options!

Eat Healthier

Diet plays a vital role in improving orthopedic health. You can reduce inflammation by eating healthy foods to strengthen your bones and joints.

You can take a few specific steps to ensure you’re eating in a way that supports orthopedic health:

  • Ensure you’re getting enough calcium: This is important for preventing and treating osteoporosis. Good sources of calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, and certain types of fish.
  • Get enough vitamin D: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, so it’s crucial to ensure you get enough of it. You can get vitamin D from spending time in the sun, certain types of fish, and supplements.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: These are good for overall health and can help reduce inflammation.
  • Limit processed foods and sugar: These can contribute to inflammation, so it’s best to limit them as much as possible.

These tips will help you maintain good orthopedic health.

Exercise More

Orthopedic health also includes exercise. Start slowly and gradually increase your activity if you need to get used to exercising. You can also reduce the risk of injury by keeping your bones and joints strong.

When exercising for orthopedic health, keep these things in mind:

  • Low-impact activities: These include walking, swimming, and biking.
  • Avoid high-impact activities: Examples include running and jumping.
  • Strengthening exercises: These exercises can build the muscles around your joints, protecting them from injury.

Keep your orthopedic health at its best by following these tips.

Take Care of Your Bones and Joints

Orthopedic health requires proper bone and joint care. You can do this by:

  • Wear the right shoes: This is important for preventing and treating foot and ankle problems. Make sure your shoes fit well and provide support for your feet.
  • Protect your joints: If you have a joint that’s particularly vulnerable to injury, take steps to protect it. For example, avoid high-impact activities if you have osteoarthritis in your knees.
  • Keep your bones healthy: This means getting enough calcium and vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise.

Contact Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in California at (707) 544-3400 to schedule a consultation.

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