Breaking an arm or a leg can be painful and inconvenient. When you are older, breaking a bone can be a life-threatening event. The bone disease, osteoporosis, is the cause of many broken bones in older people. This silent disease does not have many symptoms, but the complications from it can be painful and even deadly. (more…)
Osteoporosis is also known as “brittle bones.” It is a condition that occurs when not enough bone is being built, or too much is broken down. This frailty of the bones can cause them to break more easily. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.” (more…)
Have you asked your mom what she wants for Mother’s Day yet? You may want to begin that conversation with her because it’s fast approaching on May 14th. Your mom deserves the very best. She sacrifices her needs and wants on a daily basis to help you thrive. What’s your favorite thing your mom makes for you to eat? What’s that one thing she does that makes you so happy? Does she wake you up in the morning in a special way? Does she call and have just the right words to say when you’re feeling blue. She really does deserve the very best! (more…)
Osteoporosis is a condition that compromises the integrity and strength of our bones, making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. It primarily affects women over the age of 50, but men can also be affected.
Falls are a common concern for those living with osteoporosis, but these tips can help prevent injury and keep you safe.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects upwards of 8 million women’s ability to fully enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. It’s characterized by a weakening and thinning of the bones and, if left untreated, can result in joint fractures of the hips, wrists, and spine. In fact, worldwide, osteoporosis is to blame for 8.9 million fractures annually, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. It’s a condition that can also make fun outdoor summer activities like walking, biking, and hiking harder to participate in and enjoy.
Osteoporosis causes bones to become brittle and break easily. Those with severe osteoporosis are likely to fracture a bone from a fall or even mild stresses such as coughing or bending over. While there is no reversal once osteoporosis develops, there are different methods of treatment that can help patients prevent many common injuries from having brittle bones. Many people with osteoporosis fear that they are going to fracture a bone from simple daily tasks. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are here to help patients improve their quality of life without fear of injury.