How To Treat A Femur Fracture And Other Things You Need To Know

The femur is the longest  bone in the human body. It runs from the knee to the hip socket, ending at the top with the ball portion of your hip joint, and is sometimes called the thigh bone. A femur fracture is when a portion of the femur breaks. The location and pattern of a femur fracture dictate what it is called, but a fracture of the thigh bone is always a serious … [Read more...]

A Quick Look At The Different Function Of Osteocytes

The human body is a complex and intricate machine, with eleven systems that function both on their own and in congruence with one another. And with 206 bones in the body, understanding the formation and functions of the skeletal system can seem overwhelming at first glance. But by breaking down and classifying the distinct parts of the skeletal system and its bones, much … [Read more...]

Everything You Need To Know About Your Femur Bone

It’s essential to know how our own bodies work. When you have this knowledge, you are better able to know what might be causing you pain and, if there’s an ailment or injury present, where that issue may originate. Everything in your bodily system interacts with everything else. Consequently, if there’s a problem with the femur or some other bone, that problem also impacts … [Read more...]

Your Bone Structure Explained-What Are The Bones In Your Body?

Our skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and other tissues. It provides a framework and enables the body to perform various vital functions. Since our skeletal system is internal, it is known as the endoskeleton. Unlike other tissues in our body, bone is dense and hardened by minerals. The hardness enables bone to perform vital functions, such as … [Read more...]

Hormones and Osteoporosis: How Hormones Affect Your Bones

Hormones and Osteoporosis Only Part of the Connection Osteoporosis is hardly ever caused by just one thing. This is true for many diseases. There are usually many factors that contribute to the condition of high bone porosity known as osteoporosis, and one of these factors is hormones. That is why hormones and osteoporosis are most commonly linked … [Read more...]

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Safe?

The multiple answers of a complicated question: "are osteoporosis drugs safe?" David Brownstein, MD, an advocate of dietary, supplements, and exercise solutions to many disease states. He has now weighed in on osteoporosis drugs. Dr. Brownstein states that these drugs are widely used to stimulate bone mass growth, and accomplish their objective. At least seemingly so … [Read more...]

Joint and Bone Health

Why joint and bone health are affiliated, and how chiropractic treatment can help with osteoporosis.   A doctor of chiropractic (DC) uses his/her education and knowledge to manipulate the musculoskeletal system, for proper alignment of bones. At times when joint and bone do not align properly, neuromuscular dysfunction can take place. This is mostly because a … [Read more...]

Preventing a Fall Can Prevent a Fracture

Bone fracture rates are on the rise in the United Kingdom, and care is unable to keep up with the trend The Department of Health in the United Kingdom is calling for action to be taken to decrease falls that result in fracture to prevent huge increases in cost to National Health Services. a report from Age UK and the National Osteoporosis Society states that health … [Read more...]

Women and Exercise for Bone Density Generation

Exercise can often be the best way to treat many adverse physical conditions, however for bone health, finding the right exercise may be difficult   Often, women engage in resistance training to improve their health, but almost as often are limited by the safety and non-practicality of conventional resistance training. Conventional resistance training is effective … [Read more...]

Gluten-free Diet and Osteoporosis

How does a diet void of wheat and wheat based products effect bone mass density?   Celiac disease is categorized as an allergic reaction to wheat and wheat based products (gluten) causing fatigue, and poor function of the digestive system. This condition is also referred to as intolerance to gluten. Patients with this diagnosis can suffer a decreased amount of … [Read more...]