Dr. Samani Orthopedics
With over 30 years of Orthopedic experience Dr. Daniel Samani, M.D. is committed to the treatment of his patients. Learn more what others have to say:
A layer of tissue, called cartilage, covers the end of the bones at each joint and acts as a shock absorber. Over time, cartilage can wear away, and the joints can become stiff, swollen, and sore. This condition is called arthritis. Arthritis is a leading chronic condition in the US, affecting more than 21 million Americans.
Bone minerals are composed heavily of calcium. Therefore, during periods of bone growth, between 10 and 20 years of age, calcium should be a regular dietary component. In addition, individuals begin to lose bone minerals past age 35.
Calcium supplements can help minimize this loss. Staying active with regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy diet is also very important for keeping bones and joints healthy.
Ice is a good rule of thumb in the first stage of an injury (within the first 24-48 hours) or when swelling occurs. Ice helps to reduce inflammation by decreasing blood flow to the area to which cold is applied. Heat increases blood flow and may promote pain relief after swelling subsides. Heat may also warm up muscles before exercise or physical therapy.