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…)
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.