Although it is significantly more common in older women, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis also affects older men. Women precipitously lose bone after menopause. Bone loss continues at a slower rate for both women and men after age 65.
While routine bone density screening is recommended for women age 65 and older, … Read More
Your hamstring—a group of three muscles which run down the back of your thigh from your hip to your knee—plays a major role in supporting your hips, legs, knees, and back. Hamstrings help us conduct movements such as standing up from a sitting position, walking, lifting from a squat position, … Read More
Women Taking Prolia Rarely Have Jaw Problems
When deciding whether or not to take osteoporosis drugs, many women voice concerns about the possible side effect of jawbone deterioration (called osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ). This side effect has been reported in patients taking bisphosphonate drugs, which include alendronate (Fosamax), zoledronic … Read More
Joint pain is a common symptom at every age, but if you’re over 50 when it starts, there’s a high probability that it’s caused by arthritis. However, before you assume you have arthritis, start with an evaluation by your primary care physician.
Once you report joint pain, your doctor can perform … Read More
An estimated 14 million people in the U.S. have knee osteoarthritis, and, among adults age 45 and older, a higher percentage of women than men are diagnosed with the condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage has worn away on the ends of the two bones … Read More