Osteoporosis El Paso, Horizon City & Las Cruces, TX

Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a very common condition in women after the age of 40, but men do suffer from this condition too. Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones due to the change in calcium depositing and uptake. As we age, this cycle tends to take out more calcium than is put into our bones. Common areas of osteoporosis are in the spine and hips.

Osteoporosis makes people more susceptible to fractures from ordinary activities. Often, compression fractures in the spine a crumbling of the bone. A lot can be done to address osteoporosis and even improve bone strength. This comes from strengthening exercises, medication, a good walking program and proper nutrition.

How physical therapy helps osteoporosis

Physical therapists at Border Therapy Services are trained in treating osteoporotic conditions of all regions of the body. We prescribe evidence-based weight-bearing exercises in order to increase bone density and decrease your risk for fracturing bones. Our physical therapists utilize manual techniques in order to increase the mobility of bones, restore your range of motion, and decrease pain in bones and joints. Allow us to help treat your pain, strengthen your bones, and increase your strength with our services.

For more information, Contact us at El Paso, Horizon City, TX & Las Cruces, NM centers.