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What Are The Early Signs of Osteoporosis?

November 21, 2018

 

Osteoporosis

 

You may ask yourself, “What are the early signs of osteoporosis?” Well, it is important that we first discuss the disease itself so we can better understand the symptoms. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle, effectively making it easy for bones to be fractured. Bones are the structural foundation of our bodies; it provides vital organs with support and protection. Bones, like most of our body, are living tissue and are constantly changing and forging. Osteoporosis offsets the process by which old tissues forge with new tissues causing bones to be less dense than normal, so much so that mild stresses, like coughing or sneezing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis like any disease proposes a challenging and difficult battle to recovery. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms of osteoporosis, our team of specialists at Madison Physical Therapy provides excellent osteoporosis care in Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

 

Early Signs & Symptoms

 

So, now that we know what osteoporosis is, you might be wondering, “what are the early signs of osteoporosis?” Osteoporosis is a progressive disease, which means early signs are typically non-existent. However, once bones are weakened by the disease, there are some signs and symptoms to watch for:

 

·       Back pain caused by fractured or collapsed vertebra

·       Loss of height over time

·       A hunched posture

·       Bone fractures that occur more than normal

 

The best way to know what are the early signs of osteoporosis is to talk to a health professional who would be able to provide you with information based on your condition. We have a staff of superior specialists providing our community with information about the disease as well as osteoporosis care in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

 

Osteoporosis mostly affects people over 60-years-old, and age plays a huge factor in those affected by the disease because as we age, our tissue regeneration is reduced. However, it is possible to have osteoporosis at a younger age based on certain risk factors like ethnicity, alcohol, smoking, and poor nutrition.

 

The first step in diagnosing and getting ahead of osteoporosis is to get informed. Ask yourself, “what are the early signs of osteoporosis?” It’s important to do research and get your questions answered by health professionals and those who are living with osteoporosis.

 

Next step is to speak with a health professional to formulate a treatment plan. Our team of physical therapists and staff at Madison Physical therapy has been providing osteoporosis care in Brooklyn for years.

 

 

Long-Term Care (Physical therapy)

 

Life with osteoporosis can be extremely difficult but life can be restored to normalcy with the right care. One of the most effective non-surgical combatants of the disease is Physical Therapy.

 

Physical therapy is effective because it is completely custom to the patient’s condition and it is proactive. If you have the question of “what are the early signs of osteoporosis?”, it might be time for you to speak with a physical therapist. Contact Madison Physical therapy today to begin treatment!

 

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