How your joints are affected by age

September 16, 2021 11:58 am

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Ageing is a natural part of life and we all come to expect that we might slow down a little and won’t be able to do the things that we used to. Our muscles and bones tend not to be as strong as they were before and we might find that we need help with our mobility and this is where Mobility Aids from Ability Superstore can help you.

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There are a number of conditions of the muscles and bones that can appear as we age and they include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

As we age a number of fundamental changes occur to our joints and bones. Although this isn’t a certainty and not everyone will experience them to the same degree the types of changes that can occur tend to include some of the following:

  • Bone wastage can occur as a result of a less active lifestyle
  • Bones lose minerals such as calcium as we age which affects their growth and strength
  • Menopause causes the loss of minerals from our bones such as calcium and this should be factored in and a calcium supplement may be needed. Your GP can give you more advice on this and any ways you can support your joints and bones through menopause.
  • Cartilage begins to thin
  • Lubricating fluid in your joints starts to decrease

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Exercise and a healthy diet and two key ways that we can help to support the health of your bones and joints.