Taking vitamin D supplements doesn’t decrease loss of cartilage or pain due to knee osteoarthritis.
In some patients, facet joint injections can be an effective first-line treatment for fractures in the vertebrae, eliminating the need for surgery.
In some cases, the risks of these osteoporosis medications indicate that stopping them for a while is a good idea.
If you have osteoporosis, you may be tempted to skip bisphosphonates because you fear the side effects.
There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.
Aromatase inhibitors, prescribed to reduce the chance of breast cancer recurring, can lead to bone loss—and, consequently, fractures and osteoporosis.
Fragility fractures affect up to one-half of women and one-third of men over age 50, but there are steps you can take to help prevent them.
Getting more bone-building calcium by taking supplements seems like it should be a good thing. But some doctors aren’t so sure.
Some over-the-counter pain relief cream used for joints and muscles can cause serious reactions.
Medications approved for treating osteoporosis fall into the following general categories: bisphosphonates, selective estrogen receptor modulators, hormone and hormone-like preparations, monoclonal antibodies and anabolic agents.