I've just started to get very creaky joints this year. I'm a 27 year old active female. I'm at a healthy weight. I excersise about 5 days a week, cardio and strenghtening. I warmup and stretch before workouts, and I stretch after too.
I get a stiff feeling after being in one position for too long. I'm really creaking in my hip and knees when I get out of bed. After sitting in my chair too long at work, I get creaky hips when I stand up. Luckily there is no pain, yet.
DO I have the start of arthritis? THere's no burning or swelling, just stiffness. I do take a calcium supplement because I'm lactose intolerant and can't get calcium everyday through foods.
Is there something I should do to prevent what ever this is I have? I can give yoga a try again, but it seemed to bore me and took too long.
Or is it aging? I have been extremely active this year, more so than any other year of my life.