Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density reduces, bones become thinner making them prone to fractures. In simple words bones ka KHOKHLA HO JAANA. It’s a silent disease about which you will not even come to know until the bone is fractured or there is pain.
Incidence and prevalence
As per the latest article of 2021 in the Archives of Osteoporosis India is home to more than 1.3 billion with approximately 230 million Indians over 50 years. Prevalence of Osteoporosis ranges from 8% to 62% in Indian women of different age groups.In males 8.5% to 24.6%. Women are more prone to osteoporosis due to increased hormonal changes especially post-menopause. As there is a drop in estrogen hormone responsible for maintaining bone strength.
LIFESTYLE FACTORS LEADING TO OSTEOPOROSIS
Lack of exercises
Lack of vitamin D and calcium
Thanks to urbanisation which has led to a poor lifestyle where we are so busy just earning money and losing health.
SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR
*Bone pain or tenderness
*Fractures with little or no trauma
- Loss of height over the time
- Stooped (bending) posture
- Neck or low back pain due to fractures.
ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Physiotherapy which has become a way of life plays a crucial role in managing or preventing osteoporosis. The Group of exercises playing important role in osteoporosis is divided into the following categories :
1) Weight-bearing or bone boosting exercises – these exercises allow us to use our own body weight against gravity while keeping posture upright.
The impact of weight and muscle pull results in more bone cells production thereby making the bone stronger and denser.
2) Resistance exercises – through weights or bands. help in maintaining muscle building and muscle mass which in turn leads to strong bones.
3) Balance and posture based exercises-
To prevent falls and ensure stability.
Balancing on the floor then further progressing with balancing on an uneven surface, Swiss ball-based exercises to further activate joint proprioceptors.
We at revival healthcare services help you fix a routine for stronger bones.
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Week 1 – Weight-bearing exercises
Week 2 – Resistance exercises
Week 3 – Posture and balance
Week 4- Swiss ball exercises.
LOVE YOUR BONES TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE!