Stress Fracture Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Image of a man with shin pain from stress fractures

Have you ever felt a sharp pain that started after exercise or a long walk? If the ache persists and worsens when applying pressure, you may have a stress fracture.  As a physical therapist who’s worked with many older adults recovering from a variety of fractures, I’m passionate about helping older adults understand, manage, and […]

Building Bone Density Naturally: The Guide to Weight-Bearing Exercise

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Our bodies demand more care and attention as we age, especially when it comes to bone health. Weight-bearing exercises are pivotal for bone strength while offering a practical approach to enhancing bone strength and overall well-being. Whether it’s a simple walk around the neighborhood or engaging in squats and lunges at home, these exercises offer […]

Preventing and Managing Spinal Fractures from Osteoporosis 

Spinal Stenosis

Osteoporosis can significantly increase the risk of spinal fractures and other complications. Spinal fractures from osteoporosis are more common than you may realize—and not just for seniors. An estimated 700,000 people (equal to about half the population of Hawaii) are diagnosed in the U.S. annually.   An osteoporosis diagnosis can be daunting, but even if you’ve […]

Osteoporosis 101: What You Need to Know About Bone Health and Fracture Risk

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease that can seriously complicate the lives of older adults. It often leads to broken bones, most commonly as hip or spinal fractures. Unfortunately, many older adults don’t know enough about osteoporosis management or prevention. Whether or not you develop osteoporosis depends on your understanding of the disease. Knowing what makes […]

Is Osteoporosis Genetic?

is osteoporosis genetic

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, particularly women. According to the National Institutes of Health and Aging, one in four women over the age of fifty is at risk of developing osteoporosis, and a variety of different factors, both genetic and otherwise could play a role. (1) So, is there a way to […]