MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Doctor, Surat
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Which of these lead to low bone mass which eventually causes bone pain?
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With aging the mass density of the bones starts to decrease for various reasons, some of the major ones of them being hormonal changes (for women, menopause leads to loss of minerals from the bone tissues), maintaining an inactive lifestyle, or losing bone calcium and other minerals due to aging. When the bone mass decreases the bones become weaker, giving rise to bone pain. It s important that you talk with your doctor, convey your bone pain related issues and make the necessary changes in your daily routine.
Bone spurs can also be responsible for causing pain in the bone in older adults.
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Bone spurs that usually occur in the neck, along with the spine or in the hips or knees, feet or the shoulders are nothing but calcified growths. Sports-related injuries and disc degeneration in any age may lead to developing this bone condition. However, sometimes aging can also cause bone spurs in seniors, and it may lead to bone pain as it starts pressing on the nearby tendons, nerves, and ligaments. Remember, feelings of numbness or tingling sensation in the affected bone area are signs of bone spurs which requires medical attention, especially a surgery if necessary.
Which of these are responsible for causing pain in the bones in elderly?
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Conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis are considered as primary reasons for pain in the bones of aging people. As people age, they become victims of this musculoskeletal system related conditions, which eventually leads to the bones becoming soft, losing mass or becoming brittle and prone to fracture, causing bone pain. Even when the joint cartilage breaks down or inflammation of the joints occurs, pain in the bones become evident. In case you feel pain in the bones or the joints, do not procrastinate your meeting with an orthopedic.
The pain that aging people suffers in their bones can be treated.
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Regular exercise can help in dealing with the pain in the bones as it cannot only prevent age-related changes in the bones, muscles, and joints but can also reverse some changes as well. There re other treatment options too, such as prescribed drugs, physiotherapy and a few diet changes that can help in dealing with pain in the bones. Consult with your doctor before you start following any new exercise program.
Pain in the bones or joints solely occurs due to gradually aging and not due to non-use of them.
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Believe it or not, but half of the aging people suffer from bone pain due to disuse of them or not being active enough. This is because as people grow old, they tend to become more inactive which results in such bone-related issues. Aging is unavoidable, but you certainly can prevent some of its effects on the bones by staying active and exercising regularly.