lift things and how heavy they are. Ideally, you should rely on your strong muscles to do the work.
11. Don’t Ignore Your Pain
Even if you’ve gotten used to chronic pain, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Take the time to rest and ice the joint to reduce swelling. Persistent pain means you need to see your doctor.
12. Your Shoe Choice Matters
Your shoes need to be supportive and flexible. Look for a rubber sole and shoes that give your toes room to move around. If you want a little height, don’t go over an inch as higher heels put stress on your feet.
13. Ditch Those Cigarettes
Smoking has been shown to reduce bone mass, leaving you more open to fractures. If you smoke, it’s best to kick the habit as soon as possible. Talk to the doctor about your options for quitting successfully.
14. Caffeine Isn’t Your Friend
Caffeine can also weaken your bones so doctors suggest sticking to only one cup of coffee per day.
15. Choose Supplements Wisely
It’s usually best to get the nutrients you need from your diet. Since that’s not always easy, supplements can fill that gap. However, talk to your doctor first before starting anything new.
Of course, these tips won’t replace a medical regimen if you have a chronic illness. While taking care of your joints is essential, you must also ensure that your illness is managed well. In cases where you have prolonged pain or swelling, it’s best to talk to your doctor so they can assess you.