But some of these surgeries are preventable. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle have a direct effect on muscle strength, joint flexibility and bone density. Increasing evidence also points to the fact that maintaining a healthy body weight can lessen the effects of osteoarthritis and prevent injuries.
Your Aurora primary care doctor can offer you guidance on how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle that will help keep you walking, working and enjoying your favorite activities.
Our health care providers work as a team to support you in maximizing your orthopedic health. This team approach benefits you on multiple levels - from greater health and happiness to more cost-effective care. Our approach also includes:
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Making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can help you avoid serious orthopedic problems:
A safe home and workplace that’s free of hazards can go a long way in preventing injuries:
Older adults and their caregivers can optimize their home environment to prevent injuries and make the space easier to navigate. The most effective home safeguards include:
Your orthopedic health may be improved by incorporating holistic practices into your overall care. At Aurora, our integrative medicine services can increase overall health and boost immunity – both of which support better orthopedic health.
Our integrative medicine services include: