Archive | Bone & Joint Health

Osteoporosis in a nutshell

Osteoporosis in a nutshell   To sum it up, osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can result in painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, low body weight, low sex hormones or menopause, smoking, and some medications. Prevention and treatment include calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and osteoporosis medications.   What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis […]

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Musculoskeletal disorders defined

Musculoskeletal disorders defined   What Are Musculoskeletal Disorders? Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) consist of minor physical disabilities. This term is used to describe a variety of conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints. The severity of the MSD can vary. Pain and discomfort may interfere with everyday activities. MSDs are extremely common, and your risk […]

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Bone and Joint Health

Don’t get out of joint   Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis or arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself.   Joint pain can be mild, […]

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