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How To Build Bones
How do I build my bone and muscle strength safely (low tolerance for dairy. Easily injured in high ifmpact activity.) and effectively lose fat? 19y f
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Exercise and Diet: Children exercise by playing so that strengthens their bones. A diet that is balanced and full of fresh foods will help. Being sure vitamin d is adequate as that and calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are important for bone health. Diet can provide most of it. If concerned use a supplement as well. My favorite is juice plus. ...Read more
Does osteoporosis target only the damaged areas of bone or does it build up in the good areas too and cause too much bone?
Affects everywhere: Osteoporosis is loss of skeletal bone. Although we typically measure changes in the spine, hip, and sometimes wrist, it is a process that effects every bone in the body. There are two major types of bone: trabecular (bone on the inside) and cortical (bone on the outside). The spine has mostly trabecular bone, the hip has both, and the wrist mostly cortical. ...Read more
Some not much : One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass. Exercise is important for building lean body mass. Exercise is also important for putting load on your bones. This load is important for bone mass as bone strengthens as stresses are put upon it. Weight-bearing physical activity such as walking or running is better for building/ maintaining bone than non-weight-bearing activities such as swimming. ...Read more
Diet/exericse/meds: It depends on where you are. If you have normal bones, then exercise, calcium from food such as dark greens, almonds, broccoli with some supplementation, vitamin d along with weight bearing activity such as running, jumping, aerobics and weight training can help. If you have some bone loss, hormone replacement and fosamax/boniva like drugs may be needed if you are a candidate. ...Read more
Bone strength: Calcium a great diet and weight training or exercise! A long time ago it was discovered if you stress bones they get stronger. Places like curves gym for women embraced this idea. If you are new to weight training go-slow to start. Additionally, vitamin d is low in the majority of the population due to not enough sunlight (sun helps is make it) so getting it checked is important for bone strength. ...Read more
More the opposite: You may build muscle more quicly with more "resistance" exercise — (using your muscles against or to move a weight) but your bone thickness does not affect this process other than as it increases the weight that your muscles must move. On the other hand, the more lean muscle mass you have, the greater the forces you can put on your bones, and the higher your bone density will be. ...Read more
See your surgeon: You really should discuss this with your surgeon since he/she was there and can give you all the what ifs. ...Read more
I would like to know more on bone stimulators for healing after a h.T.O.'s. What are the studies and stats. On success rate?
They work: The best way 2 really get a complete answer 2 all ur?'s google it and read away. There is a lot of material. They r usually used in delayed unions. ...Read more
Sorry am unable --:
To understand the question clearly.
There is no such thing, that I know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums.
Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them.
You might rephrase the question, if I haven't answered it to your satisfaction.
Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more
Arthritis or fractur:
Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more
Making 2 bones 1: Typically, a bone fusion is done for an arthritic joint. The cartilage from the joint is removed and the 2 ends of the bone are put together. When they heal, they fuse together and make one bone. Some times more complex fusion are performed with multiple bones. This is a great operation for pain relief, but motion is lost at the fusion site. ...Read more
Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more
Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more
Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre-existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation. ...Read more
More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion? A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more
A carpal bone : Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more
It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20s/early 30s. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more
Images calcium metab: Usually in adults the bone scan is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures in people with bone pain. There are many additional uses. It works by injecting a tracer that is taken up in bone similar to calcium. The small amount of radioactivity is then imaged with a camera (gamma or pet) utilizing fluorescence from the crystal. ...Read more