Osteoporosis is a disease where the pores or small hollow holes within the bones increase which leads to increased bone weakness which in turn increases the risk of a broken bones. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly.
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Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm, and the hip. There typically will not be any symptoms which indicate this condition until a broken bone. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with minor stress or spontaneously. Chronic pain and a decreased ability to carry out normal activities may occur following a broken bone.
• Fragility fractures that occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip and wrist.
• Frequent falling
• Lifestyle changes
• Medications that stop bone loss and increase bone strength
• Medications that increase bone formation
• Heat and cold therapy