The reason I wrote the book One Step Ahead of Osteoarthritis was because I had OA myself and had taken an overall approach to managing it, which has worked well for me. While supplements are incredibly valid, it’s about more than taking turmeric or glucosamine and encompasses a range of measures that we can all do.
- Exercise in general and exercises specifically to help the knees, the hips, the hands.
- Making dietary changes.
- Managing weight and at least getting down to your BMI (body mass index).
Those are the three pillars of managing osteoarthritis, but there is so much more you can do too.
A website devoted to osteoarthritis in the knee ran a blog written by me: entitled How I stay active with osteoarthritis.