Treating Osteoporosis at our Miami Clinic
At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, Florida, our skilled physicians are experienced in treating osteoporosis using both medications and physical therapy. Our doctors can prescribe medications that can stop the progression of the disease, and our physical therapists can create a lifestyle and therapy program designed to help you regain lost strength and recover from injuries. Call our Miami office at (305) 858-8845 to schedule your appointment and get started.
Osteoporosis can have devastating consequences, and accidental falls can lead to severe fractures that can cause permanent disability without appropriate therapy. If osteoporosis progresses enough, fractures can occur even without injury. If you have osteoporosis, it’s important that you seek prompt treatment for your condition to stop the disease in its tracks.
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes changes in the bones of both men and women of all ages, causing the bones to become brittle, weak and prone to injury. While osteoporosis can affect anyone, it is most common in older women of Caucasian or Asian descent.
Bone is normally intended to constantly restore itself while reabsorbing old bone. In a person who has osteoporosis, the bone no longer restores itself appropriately. New bone is being created, but the old bone isn’t being reabsorbed. This leads to brittle, weak bones that can break easily.
The symptoms of osteoporosis include:
- Back pain or a stooped over appearance, which is often caused by small fractures in the vertebrae
- Loss of height
- Bone fractures from a seemingly small injury
Osteoporosis tends to run in families. At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, our doctors will perform bone density tests on our patients with risk factors for osteoporosis or patients who appear to have symptoms of osteoporosis.
A variety of medications are available to treat osteoporosis. Our Miami doctors will carefully select the medication or combination of medications that is right for you based on your symptoms and the condition of your bones. It’s very important that you take your medications exactly as they are prescribed by your Miami doctor and follow any special instructions that come along with them.
Our Miami physical therapists will also work with you to create a treatment plan. The goal of physical therapy in osteoporosis is to improve balance and strength and reduce the risk for injuries caused by falls. Your Miami physical therapist will also work with you to create a plan for your home to make it a safer environment.
Physical therapy may include rehabilitation after a fall or injury. We’ll work on treating and managing your pain, restoring your mobility and preventing future falls.
Call Icon Medical Centers in Miami today to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced and talented Miami providers.