Are Osteoarthrisis and Osteoporosis the same thing?

Are Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis the same thing? . This is a question we get all the time in clinic, and though they sound similar, they are different!  If you have one of these disease it is important to know which one because the treatment and lifestyle modifications are different depending on whether you have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis.. It is a degenerative disease that results in damage to the tissues of the joint and of...
Posted on 2022-12-05

Falls Prevention

FALLS: KNOW YOUR RISK, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT THEM. . Did you know that each year, approximately 30 of people aged 65 years and older who live in the community fall? Half of these falls result in an injury which is creating a burden on our health care system.1 Not only do they effect the aging population, but they are also the leading cause of hospital admissions for children aged 0-14. (2) What is usually injured during a fall?. The following body parts, from are most of...
Posted on 2022-11-16

Bone Density and T-Scores: What are they and Why You Should Care.

Bone Density and T-Scores: What are they, and Why You Should Care.... What is Osteoporosis?. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mineral density.  Called the “silent thief”, osteoporosis causes bone deterioration over time, often without showing any symptoms, until a fracture occurs.  A fracture on its own is not sufficient to diagnose someone with osteoporosis -  bone mineral density needs to be assessed before an official diagnosis can be made. ...
Posted on 2022-11-08

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