Living with Osteoporosis

If you're diagnosed with osteoporosis, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of a fall, such as removing hazards from your home and having regular sight tests and hearing tests.

To help you recover from a fracture, you can try using:

  • hot and cold treatments such as warm baths and cold packs.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation– where a small battery-operated device is used to stimulate the nerves and reduce pain.
  • Relaxation techniques.

Speak to a GP or nurse at The Whickham Practice if you're worried about living with a long-term condition. They may be able to answer any questions you have.

You may also find it helpful to talk to a trained counsellor or psychologist, or other people with the condition.

 *All information from the NHS Website- click here to read more*