Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Osteoporosis? Signs, Symptoms, and Risks

Osteoporosis, meaning "porous bones," is a disease affecting bone density. Over time, bones become less dense — thinner and more fragile — which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects about 9 million Americans, both men and women. How do you know if you're at risk?

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SIGNS YOU NEED ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Do you have pain in certain joints that just hasn’t gone away? Has your back been bothering you for months? Over 28 million Americans experience musculoskeletal issues each year, and they come from a wide variety of sources: overuse, strains, sprains, and simple back, knee, and shoulder pain.

You may be using medication to handle your discomfort, and you wouldn’t be alone. Most people assume that...

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