Have you been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis? Are you experiencing loss of bone mass, height or change in posture?
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much or does not produce enough bone mass. As a result of this deficiency, bones become weak and may break if one were to fall. In some serious cases bones have been noted to break from something as little as sneezing or a minor bump.
Did you know?
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at an increased risk for osteoporosis.
Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men, age 50 and older, will suffer from a broken bone due to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can cause chronic pain, compression fractures, postural changes, and height loss. There is also an increased risk of fracture in the hips, spine and wrists.
Osteoporosis is often called a “silent disease” because one can’t feel bones weakening
What can physical therapy do to help?
Offer safe exercises that will help increase bone strength
Provide consultation on the safety of your environment and how to help keep you injury free
Make the call to Camelback Sports Therapy at (602)808-8989 if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or if you have a family history of osteoporosis and want to receive treatment to prevent onset. Your team of experts is here to help you stay in the game.