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Osteoporosis FAQ II (Diagnosis & Treatment)

How is osteoporosis diagnosed? a bone mineral density test. The bone density test uses a special x-ray to look for signs that your bones are becoming weaker and assigns you a “T-score” based on the results. If your T-score is -2.5 or less, your doctor will diagnose you with osteoporosis. The higher your T-score, the healthier […]

Osteoporosis FAQs I

Key facts Osteoporosis is a long-term disease that makes your bones more likely to break from minor injuries. Many people don’t know that they have osteoporosis until they are diagnosed with a broken bone. Osteoporosis can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking or increasing exercise, and with prescription medicines that strengthen your […]

Does winter affect knee pain?

Winter Knee (joint) pain Winter brings lots of outdoor fun, but at the same time, cold weather can make knee pain more stiff & painful. Being fit and active is essential to maintaining healthy knees. Knee pain can limit your activities ability to do the things you love. For many with knee problems, outdoor walking […]