Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone diseases that is more prevalent in women, but affects both genders. Osteoporosis is not a discriminating disease, though risk factors are there. Some of these include being Caucasian, Asian, or Latino, a woman after menopause, having a sedentary life-styles, heavy intake of alcohol, small framed and/or low calcium in your diet.
Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone mass, making it easy for the bones to become weakened. This increases the risk of a fracture or break, especially in the hips, wrists, and spine.
To keep your bones strong it is important to exercise, eat a diet with plenty of calcium and vitamin D, and maintain good posture with safe body movements throughout daily activities. These are wonderful ways to keep your bones healthy.
Physical Therapists can help with maintaining good bone health and treat bones that are already affected by osteoporosis. This is done itube app by a specialized as well as an individualized exercise program to help with stability, balance, core exercises, and improvements in posture.
Inactivity is one of the biggest risk factors for osteoporosis. A good way to start an exercise regiment is walking daily and performing other weight bearing exercises. Please do not try anything that you are not comfortable with and call your doctor or us here at Brookside Physical Therapy, (303)428-4646, to help you in your journey to better bone health.
A physical therapist can advise you in proper posture, safe body movements in daily activities, and exercises to perform to help your become stronger and healthier!