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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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I have osteoporosis and wanted to get a chiopractic consultation to restore movement function in my hips. Would it be safe to see a chiropractor?

Osteoporosis: If you have osteoporosis at age 34 you MUST see a specialist who will treat your osteoporosis. That does not stop you from a Chiropractic consultation that will help you control any problems regarding osteoporosis. Osteoporosis care comes first. Please let me know how things are going. ...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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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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Is light running acceptable to start if I am an otherwise healthy 54 year old female with osteoporosis? I worry mainly about causing spinal problems.

Is light running acceptable to start if I am an otherwise healthy 54 year old female with osteoporosis? I worry mainly about causing spinal problems.

Depends: That frustrating comment that many exercise shows and most exercise programs say ' please see your doctor prior to beginning any exercise routine' is so true. It would be hard to answer your question without knowing your health status, the extent of your osteoporosis, and other pertinent factors about you. Please ask your doctor what would be safe for you to do. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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