Question of the Week: Dealing With the Fear of Fracture

Pam Flores @phflores Health Guide
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    When we're diagnosed with osteoporosis, one of the first things we think about is breaking a bone, and how this will dramatically change our lives.

     

    On our "Ask a Question" forum, we get so many questions about how to deal with the fear of fracture or how to prevent fractures. Our members worry about bending over, lifting, twisting and stretching during their normal daily routine. They ask questions like: "Can I still lift my grandchildren?"  "Can I still garden?"  "What exercises can I do that are safe for osteoporosis?"

     

    Questions:

    • How do you deal with this fear of fracture?
    • Do your worry about breaking a bone from a minor movement?
    • What precautions have you implemented into your life to lower the chance of breaking a bone?

    Give us your advice and ideas on how you are dealing with this and any solutions you've discovered to minimize the dangers we face when doing normal daily routines that could cause a fracture.

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Published On: September 29, 2009