Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to now offer the services of our Healthy Bone Clinic to patients of all ages. Did you know that more than 40 million people live with or are at risk for developing osteoporosis? This condition leads to more than 2 million broken bones every year, simply due to bone weakness. Women are also at greater risk for developing this condition than their male counterparts.
Osteoporosis is a serious condition that causes unnecessary bone breakage every year but also costs patients, insurers and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. The physicians at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are committed to helping you preserve your bone strength and overall health through the services of our Healthy Bone Clinic.
The first step upon visiting our Healthy Bone Clinic will involve completing a free pre-risk assessment survey. This will help you understand your risk for bone damage and learn ways to begin improving the health of your bones.
Some of the recommended methods for improving your bone health include regularly exercising with weights and muscle-strengthening equipment. By adding 30 minutes a day of these exercises to your routine you can dramatically improve your chances of avoiding a bone injury or speed your recovery should a bone injury occur.
Patients looking to improve their bone health should also avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. If you are concerned about your risk for osteoporosis, consider having a bone mineral density test performed. These results can help your doctor determine if a bone strengthening medicine will be helpful for you.
If you are ready to get on the right track to better bone health, contact Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today.