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Osteoporosis Treatment Options 


Osteoporosis can commonly occur as we age, resulting in weakened, brittle bones -- but this issue is not one to ignore. Osteoporosis can become progressively worse and worse, eventually restricting your ability to walk, stand, and even perform the daily tasks you need to get through your day.

At Southland Rheumatology Center, our board-certified, highly-trained rheumatologists can provide the patient-first osteoporosis arthritis treatment you need and deserve. We blend our passion for cutting-edge therapy with a sincere promise to provide the most conservative options possible, allowing us to offer the most up-to-date, minimally-invasive osteoporosis treatment in the field. Our goal is to listen to your needs and help you develop a treatment plan that works specifically for you. 

Don’t allow your osteoporosis to get in the way of your life. If you’re ready to start finding relief for the pain and loss of mobility you’re struggling with as a result of your condition, schedule your first appointment with the team at Southland Rheumatology Center today.

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Signs & Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition marked by a loss of bone mass and a significant alteration in the structure of your bones, a process which occurs naturally over time as your body loses bone more quickly than it replaces it. This is a common struggle for patients who are aging, but it can affect different people at slightly different stages in their lives. Women tend to become susceptible to osteoporosis around the time of menopause, while men often struggle with bone loss closer to the age of 70.

Because osteoporosis has no symptoms in particular, it’s important to keep an eye out for certain signs as you age, including:

  • A change in the way your clothing fits
  • A reduction in your previous height
  • Difficulty healing from even minor bone injuries
  • Excessive pain after a fall
  • Fracturing easily at the spine, wrist, and hip

If you’re starting to suspect the signs of osteoporosis, don’t wait to get in touch with Dr. Nayak and her team at Southland Rheumatology Center. The sooner we begin a treatment plan, the more likely you are to avoid a fall and a fracture that can leave you with severe, chronic pain and disability.

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Treatment Solutions for Osteoporosis

Because the real threat of osteoporosis is the pain that is associated with bone fractures that become more frequent as your bones lose mass, treatment options are generally focused on strengthening your bones and preventing fractures from occurring in the first place.

These treatment options include:

No matter which treatment option you choose alongside your rheumatologist, physical activity will remain an important part of keeping your bones strong and preventing a dangerous fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is at risk for osteoporosis? 

As previously stated, osteoporosis becomes a concern for patients as they age, with women becoming susceptible around the time of menopause and men becoming susceptible around age 70. However, other risk factors include:

  • Having a small bone structure to begin with
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Being of white or Asian descent
  • Previous fractures after age 50
  • Low levels of estrogen
  • Previous struggles with eating disorders
  • Smoking and alcohol abuse

Will I need physical therapy to treat my osteoporosis?

If your condition has significantly affected the mobility of any of your joints, or you’ve received surgical intervention, then absolutely. Physical therapy is not optional -- it’s an absolutely essential part of building up your strength and preventing injuries following an osteoporosis diagnosis. Our physical therapist is here to collaborate with your rheumatologist and offer you tailor-made care at every step of the way.

What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis vs. osteoporosis?

While rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis both affect your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder with roots in your immune system, while osteoarthritis is primarily about the degeneration of your joints themselves.

How do I get started with the best osteoporosis specialist near me?

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment, and please feel free to call us with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.