Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes deterioration of the bones, a decrease in bone mass, leading to bone fragility which increases your risk for fractures.  The strength of the bones comes from their mass, which can be inherited or affected by lifestyle factors.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

There are usually no outward signs of Osteoporosis until a fracture occurs.  The most common areas fractures occur are the hip, wrist and spine.  Osteopenia is when your peak bone mass is lower than it should be but not low enough to be considered osteoporosis.

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

A modifiable risk factor is inactivity and lack of exercise. Exercise builds strong bones and slows bone loss.  Combined strength training with weight bearing exercises and balance training can reduce the risk of falls. Resistance and weight bearing exercises are optimal for bone health.  Physical Therapy can help with this by providing a tailored program that incorporates weightbearing exercises, strengthening , and balance activities to improve bone density, and reduce the risk of falls.

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