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I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

Maybe: A very important question is why do you have severe osteoporosis at such a young age and what can be done about it. There are new developments in osteoporosis treatment including a new understanding regarding vitamin d deficiency, and newer medications for building bone (forteo). Osteoporosis and running will require a fine balance. You are at increased risk of stress fx or pathologic fx. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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What would be the cause of only having worsening osteoporosis in hips only?

What would be the cause of only having worsening osteoporosis in hips only?

Osteoporosis: is osteoporosis, no matter where the bone loss is. Alendronate works better on the spine than the hips, but does generally help in both areas. Discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

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Does osteoporosis affect the hip more than the shoulder?

Does osteoporosis affect the hip more than the shoulder?

Yes: Osteoporosis affects all of the bones in the body. The areas that are affected more are the areas prone to breaking and areas that hold the most weight. The hip and the wrist are prone to breaking, so they are often involved in osteoporosis injuries. The spine holds the most weight, so they can fracture or collapse even without a fall or accident. The shoulder sees less weight and is less injured. ...Read more

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I am having extream hip pain . I am only 16 and resently I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. What could be causing my hip pain?

I am having extream hip pain . I am only 16 and resently I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. What could be causing my hip pain?

Unlikely: Your are kind of young for hip pain related to osteoporosis. I would be more concerned about avascular necrosis of the hip which typically effects young people and athletes. A high lumbar disc herniation eg l12/l23 can give hip pain. Mri of the hip and lumbar spine would be a starting point for the work up. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis in my hip, been diagnost. I like to walk at least three miles a day, but for the past few months, I have pain after my walk.

I have osteoporosis in my hip, been diagnost. I like to walk at least three miles a day, but for the past few months, I have pain after my walk.

Possible arthritis : If your pain is exacerbated with prolonged walking you might be experiencing pain secondary to arthritis or inflammation in the bone ( stress fracture ) with your history of osteoporosis. I suggest you follow up with your orthopedist and consider an x-ray. ...Read more

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Can you?Repair a cracked hip in a person with osteoporosis?

Can you?Repair a cracked hip in a person with osteoporosis?

Yes, if necessary. -: They heal well except taking a longer time. In the elderly with hip fractures, who almost always have osteoporosis, surgically fixed hips do quite well. ...Read more

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Elderly with osteoporosis breaks shoulder. Will it be down hill from here like when elderly breaks a hip?

Elderly with osteoporosis breaks shoulder.  Will it be down hill from here like when elderly breaks a hip?

Not necessarily: I would have her vitamin d levels checked. Also not sure how the shoulder was injured but make sure balance and gait is good or have physical therapy evaluation for gait training and balance. ...Read more

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