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Osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis), what to do?

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Dr. Philip Regala
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Not much: You are describing a benign condition that is usually an incidental finding on an X-ray. It usually does not cause pain or problems. If you have no contraindications, you could take Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for mild discomfort
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 26 years experience
Osteopoikilosis: Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.

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What is osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily.

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