Category Archives: Osteoporosis

Resistance Training For Seniors

As people grow older, their muscles and joints begin to break down. Add to that the fact that seniors have more brittle bones than their younger relatives, and it seems as though you are making a recipe for disaster. Seniors … Continue reading

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Kyphosis in the Elderly

Kyphosis is defined as a rounding of your upper back that results in a hunchbacked appearance. This disorder refers to people with exaggerated rounding of their back who have the inability to straighten their back completely. Some rounding as you … Continue reading

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Sciatica in the Elderly

Sciatica is a very common type of pain that many seniors feel. It is often described as a burning sensation that spans from the lower back down the back of one or both legs. The pain can begin in the … Continue reading

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Warning Signs for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that is characterized by loss in bone mass and density. The disease is progressive and often affects the elderly more so than any other age demographics. People with this disease are at a higher … Continue reading

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Exercise Safety Tips for People with Osteoporosis

Exercise is important for people with osteoporosis as it can help improve bone density in addition to strengthening the muscles. Osteoporosis can cause the bones to become brittle and lose density which makes them more likely to break, so it … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Care For an Elderly Person with Arthritis

Arthritis can be painful and difficult for people to deal with so family members should know how to help those with arthritis so that they can assist their loved ones when necessary. Knowing about the different types of arthritis can … Continue reading

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Bone Diseases in the Elderly

Bone diseases in the elderly can be very serious and can cause pain, fractures or even bone cancer in patients. As we age, our bone density decreases which can cause bone disease or fractures to occur. Osteoporosis and Paget’s disease … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Both arthritis and osteoporosis can affect seniors, but many do not understand the difference between the two.  To put it simply, osteoporosis affects the bones, while arthritis affects the joints and surrounding tissue.  However, that is an oversimplification and there … Continue reading

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