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How compression helps prevent Osteoporosis

How compression helps prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile. Even the most minor fall or sudden movement can cause a fracture or break with the potential to become life-threatening or debilitating. 

The good news is that Osteoporosis can be prevented with 5 steps you can take to improve your bone health and prevent Osteoporosis.

1. Exercise

It's a common recommendation for many health problems, but especially in this case - it is true. Keeping your body moving keeps your strength up to help prevent fractures. It is said that Weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening, and balance-training exercises are best. You can also use an orthopedic compression sleeve while exercising to help get the most out of your workout. 

One in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. One of the ways to prevent this is exercise. If you are at risk of Osteoporosis, you probably already have some pain and swelling when you exercise or have an unusually active day. If you are dealing with this, you would benefit from compression bracing. Reduce swelling and pain that you may already have while preventing Osteoporosis.

When exercising, you can wear orthopedic compression sleeves and socks that help prevent conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Runners Knee, and other joint pain in the ankles, knees, arms, elbows, and wrists.

Orthosleeve orthopedic compression sleeves act like a brace supporting and stabilizing using targeted zones of compression called Compression Zone Technology®. Bracing socks provide relief for ankle swelling, varicose veins, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel and arch pain, and shin splints while also improving circulation.

2. Nutrition

Along with exercise comes nutrition. It is important to make sure your diet is rich in bone-healthy foods. Specifically foods rich in calcium, protein, vitamins, and nutrients. All of those wonderful nutrients support your bone health. Don’t forget you can get lots of Vitamin D from the sun!

3. Lifestyle Habits

Avoiding negative lifestyle habits can go a long way. Maintain a healthy body weight, don’t smoke, and don’t overindulge in alcohol. 

4. Risk Factors

Find out if you have any risk factors that could increase your chance of getting Osteoporosis. Bring it up to your doctor, especially if you have had any previous fractures, a family history of Osteoporosis, or have taken any specific medications that may affect bone health. 

5. Testing and Treatment

If you find out that you fall in the high-risk category, you will likely have to take medication and adapt your lifestyle to help protect yourself and your bones.

Preventing Osteoporosis is possible if you live a healthy lifestyle and take the necessary precautions to ensure healthy bones. Stay active, eat bone-healthy food, and don’t ingest things into your body that are bad for you (we aren’t talking about that chocolate cake, never turn down chocolate cake).

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