May 3, 2019
The best ways to prevent a hip fracture
Worldwide, osteoporosis, or “brittle bone disease” is the leading cause of hip fractures. As we reach our 60s and 70s, our risk of developing osteoporosis naturally increases. And, while nearly 75% of hip fractures occur in women, men are vulnerable too.Read More
February 23, 2017
Could this be a sprain or a break?
Your bones are five times stronger than steel – yes, really! Still, as tough as they are, bones can break. A broken bone, (also known as a fracture), happens when too much pressure is exerted onto your bone, causing it to crack, shatter or split. Fractures are mostly caused by injuries, falls, car accidents, or overuse (particularly if you run or play a sport). Signs and symptoms of a broken bone: Intense pain in and around the injured area Numbness and tingling Heavy bleeding Limited ability or inability to move. A visible deformity in the injured area. Broken skin with…Read More