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Osteoporosis: How Physiotherapy Can Help!

Osteoporosis: How Physiotherapy Can Help! on: 2021 Feb 22

              Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.  We often think of our bones as solid structures, but the fact is, our bones have a rich blood supply and cells called osteoclasts are constantly breaking down and reabsorbing old bone while osteoblasts are creating new bone. In osteoporosis there is an interruption in the balance of this activity and more bone is broken down than created. As a result, the bones become more porous with a “honeycomb” like structure.  There are no “symptoms” of osteoporosis in that low bone density itself does not cause any pain. An individual often does not even know they have osteoporosis until they suffer a fracture. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. How Physiotherapists…



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