Joint pain is a common ailment in the U.S. According to the CDC, around one quarter of adults report having severe joint pain and over 54 million people are living with arthritis. These health struggles can have a negative impact on your everyday life.
What’s worse is there are plenty of common habits you might not even realize are worsening your joint health. That’s why it’s important to learn what these negative habits are, and correct them with good ones instead.
Here are eight habits that can be bad for your joints…
Repetitive motions like texting are one of the known causes of joint pain. That’s because the results can result in microscopic tears in joint tissues. This can lead to not-so-comfortable conditions like tendinitis, bursitis, or osteoarthritis.
Other common repetitive motions include typing on a keyboard, jumping, kneeling, bending, or even working on an assembly line. The Headache, Migraine & Concussion Center recommends doing gentler modifications and taking breaks throughout the day to reduce joint pain.