It seems like many people that have osteoporosis also have osteoarthritis which also effects the bones. Hard to work on both at the same time. Any suggestions
Betty, maybe you could switch out the type of exercise you do. I've just started a walking workout class. We learned a correct walking gate that involves a shoulder movement that helps lubricate and decompress the vertebrae in the spine which can help lessen lower back pain and keep the disks from compressing. The instructor showed us a YouTube video from Dr. Chuck Tillotson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9jt4d_828g
I had my hip and knee replaced . Doing exercises, weights and eating right and taking supplements. Also have been doing water Zumba twice a week and a trainer three times a week, but it seems my Bone scan has gotten worse this last time. Even took up dancing, hoping that helps. I heard about the blood type diet which sounds interesting. My GP doesn’t really get involved in supplements and minerals to see what I am lacking. Did see the author that wrote a book about the whole body approach to Osteoporosis and took a blood test that showed I was lacking B. Vitamins because I was drink too much water. Will take another blood test next month to see if my bone loss is still increasing, or has slowed down. The osteoarthritis seems to flare up at times, but knowing, I have that and Osteoarthritis makes me concerned. Should probably do physio also. Will look into that. Trying to stay off of medication as long as I can. Thank you all for your suggestions!
I just picked up used copies of The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis and Beat Osteoporosis with Exercise from Abe books. My workout trainer is interested in looking at varied approaches to add to my fitness routine. My naturopath targets my supplement regime to not not only benefit my bone health but to help me assimilate the most calcium and supporting nutrients in cooperation with an underactive thyroid. I know that certain foods can aggravate arthritis. I want to learn as much as I can to help keep me active. I feel fortunate that the physical therapist who worked with me after my hip surgery continues to be a vital resource and friend. My trainer also respects his input and often refers a question to him. I agree that doing everything we can to treat this naturally is good. It keeps me aware and learning and helps my body in so many ways.
I had osteoarthritis in my hips but that was removed when my hips were replaced. I have arthritis in my hand but it hasn't been too much of an issue. If I am doing a lot of writing or artwork I sometimes use an essential oil blend for joints and pain relief. I have chosen not to do any pharmaceutical drugs for the osteoporosis so I am using nutrition with supplements (I am on a blood type diet recommended by my naturopath) and exercise.
I have both osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and I don't know everything about it but I heard that glucosamine does help osteoarthritis in some people but it does not help me. I do take calcium and magnesium for osteoporosis and other things