Early prevention is key:
-Avoid running or walking on hard surfaces such as cement.
-Stretch daily to lubricate the knee and hip joints and help maintain a healthy range of motion.
-Add Omega 3s to your diet.
-A good multivitamin is important as well. Make sure it contains calcium, vitamin D and zinc.
-Talk with your doctor about other supplements that may be beneficial. Glucosamine, for example, is a great supplement to add to your daily regimen.
-If pain is consistent, see a doctor right away.
-During your annual physical examination make sure your doctor tests your bone density.