Like muscle or skin, bone is made of tissue that can become fragile under certain conditions. Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the deterioration of bone tissue, is a common cause of bone fractures. Though anyone can suffer from osteoporosis, the elderly population is often at the highest risk for it. Unfortunately, osteoporosis sufferers may not know they have this condition until they experience a debilitating break.
Orthopedists recommend that individuals of all ages engage in healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their chances of getting osteoporosis. Eating a calcium and vitamin D-rich diet can help to lessen the risk of this disease. Engaging in weight-bearing activities can also fortify bone strength and decrease bone loss. Individuals who may be at risk for osteoporosis can also undergo bone density tests to determine if they suffer from this disease, and if so, start a course of treatment to effectively manage it.
Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive services for the greater Forest Hills and Queens communities. To schedule an appointment with an orthopedist , call (718) 690-9520. You can also browse our website for more information on our orthopedic options for NYC residents.