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Karen’s Korner — Arthritis

by Minden Press-Herald

Karen’s Korner

“Arthritis is probably the number one condition that people 65 or older contend with,” says geriatrician Marie Bernard, MD, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland.”

The CDC estimates that it affects 49.7 percent of all adults over 65 and can lead to pain and lower quality of life for some seniors. Although arthritis can discourage you from being active, it’s important to work with your doctor to develop a personalized activity plan that, along with other treatment, can help maintain senior health. Staying active is one of the most successful ways to fight this condition. Don’t just sit by and let it get the best of you. Exercise, watch your diet, stay alert for signs and talk with your doctor.

We have two physical therapists from Performance Therapy who come and work with our folks here at the Webster Parish Council on Aging, at 8:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are located at 1482 Sheppard Street! Call for information: 318-371-3056.

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