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I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Too much impact.
Why do you have osteoporosis at such a young age? Has this been investigated? You should focus on low impact aerobics such as exercise bike or elliptical.
Weight bearing exercise as well such as light squats and leg presses to strengthen the muscles around the hips. But keep the weights light!!

In brief: Too much impact.
Why do you have osteoporosis at such a young age? Has this been investigated? You should focus on low impact aerobics such as exercise bike or elliptical.
Weight bearing exercise as well such as light squats and leg presses to strengthen the muscles around the hips. But keep the weights light!!
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Low impact
You are at an increased risk for fracture.
Try aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing.

In brief: Low impact
You are at an increased risk for fracture.
Try aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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