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5 Important Tips For Avoiding Arthritis

STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Dr. Tom Vansgness visited KCAL 9 on World Arthritis Day to discuss the importance of public awareness about the disease.

Vansgness, who has worked in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1991, has developed 5 tips for avoiding arthritis altogether and for those who already have it, lessening arthritis pain.


1) Weight Loss
2) Stretching The Joints
3) Building Joint Muscles
4) Low Impact Exercise
5) Proper Exercise Warm Up / Cool Down Techniques.

For more information visit World Arthritis Day.

For more information on Dr. Tom Vansgness you can visit his web site at Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon.

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