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Treatment of Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a silent disease that affects millions of Americans over the age of fifty. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a reduction in bone mass that makes the skeletal system fragile and at a great risk for fracture. Proper screening is essential in the treatment of this problem. A simple, noninvasive, pain free bone density test should be a part of every woman’s general check up after age fifty. Risk factors include: family history, gender, age, ethnicity, body type, corticosteroid use, high intake of alcohol, and cigarette smoking.

Weight Bearing Exercises Programs

The triad of treatment for osteoporosis includes proper diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, pharmacological intervention, as prescribed by your doctor, and a proper exercise program which includes 30 minutes of moderately intense weight bearing exercise. Other weight bearing exercises that emphasize muscle toning, posture, and balance should be incorporated into your routine. As we get older, it becomes especially important to sustain optimum flexibility and muscle strength to prevent or delay impaired motor function and maintain mobility. Weight Bearing Exercise programs should be under the supervision of your doctor and a licensed physical therapist.

If you would like more information on how to start improving the health of your bones, please contact MSI Physical Therapy at our Chatham and Kenilworth locations. Our highly trained staff will be able to direct you safely towards a healthier lifestyle.

Margaret Conroy, PT
MSI Physical Therapy

For more information about Osteoporosis treatments, please contact MSI Physical Therapy at our Chatham or Kenilworth locations.

Treatment Programs in Osteoporosis, New Jersey
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