How to Take Care of Your Parent’s Bone Health in Old Age

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Taking care of older parents requires dedication of your time and energy, certain steps has to be taken to provide them a secure and healthy atmosphere. Changes in body posture and gait are common with aging. Changes within the muscles, joints, and bones have an effect on our posture and walk, and it may result in weakness and slowed or restricted movement as we age.

Aging Changes

People commonly lose bone mass as they age, particularly women after climacteric. The bones lose calcium and other important minerals. Between every bone in the spine, there is a gel-like cushion.

The center of the body or the trunk becomes shorter as the disks gradually lose fluid and become thinner, which then lead to back & hip injuries and results in Groin Pain, Hamstring Tendinitis & Facet Joint Pain.

The foot arches become less distinct, contributing to a minor loss of height. The long bones of the arms and legs are more brittle & frail, attributable to loss of some very important minerals.

However, they do not change their length. The joints become stiffer or arthritic and less flexible. Fluid within the joints might decrease.

This is common in the shoulder area and some parents at old age could suffer from Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis & other partial Tears as they are very common.

Hip and knee joints may begin to lose its cartilage & as proclaimed by Dr. Muhammad Abdul Wajid – Orthopedic Surgeon, many old patients visit & consult him for Knee & Hip Replacements encountered by Meniscus, Ligaments, Cartilage Defects & Patellar Tendinitis.

The joint of the fingers lose its cartilage and the bones thicken slightly. Muscles are less toned or healthy and less able to bond because of changes in the muscle tissue. Muscles & joints of ankle could become rigid with age and will lose strength & may lead to Ligament Sprains, Carpal Tunnel & persistent thumb pain.

Breaking & crippling of the joints may cause inflammation, pain, stiffness, and deformity. Joint changes affect almost all of our Parents & older relatives. These changes range from minor stiffness to severe arthritis, which then lead to further Knee Replacement or Hip Replacement procedures in a certain age.

If your parents got any signs & symptoms of Bones or Joints problem, or they find themselves in chronic & unbearable Joint Pain or feel exhausted while walking or climbing the stairs. Then you should not wait & rest. But, immediately consult the Orthopedic Doctor, he can help you in an excellent way.

An authentic & trust-worthy doctor can help you with your medical conditions, Here is the list of Qualified and best  Orthopedic Health Practitioners in Lahore at “Marham”.

Common Problems

‘Osteoporosis’ is a common downside, especially for older women. Bones are easily breakable. Compression fractures of the vertebrae will cause pain and scale back mobility. Muscle weakness contributes to lethargy, weakness, and reduced activity tolerance. Joint issues ranging from mild inflexibility to exhausting arthritis known as ‘Osteoarthritis’ are quite common.

Some of our Parents have reduced reflexes. This can be more frequently caused by changes in the muscles and tendons, rather than changes in the nerves. Decreased knee jerk or ankle joint jerk can also occur. People who are unable to maneuver on their own, or who do not stretch their muscles with exercise, may get muscular contractures.

Some of us went through a bad road accident or could face Sports Injuries after involving in sport, these injuries may heal within 2-3 days. But, a week or even year later, some might complain of having Joint Pains that become persistent & relentless with time, which may collapse our entire routine & jobs.

While a discussion with Dr. Muhammad Abdul Wajid, Professor Of Orthopedic Surgery & a respected name in the field of ‘Orthopedic’ revealed, the smoothness & boon of the treatment for sports Injuries, knee/hip replacement or Osteoarthritis, he said,

Our Bodies has a Natural Healing Power & It’s a completely natural effect”. He further added,
“ There is no synthetic product is involved in the treatment nor any sort of risks or allergic reactions could happen that may scare you

It was wonderful talking with Dr. M. A Wajid. You can also meet him or consult him through his page, or book an online appointment to ease your Body Aches & Pains. He is practicing in Lahore at National Hospital & serving his patients since 20 years. He completed his Education from the United Kingdom in ‘Trauma & Orthopedics’.

His designations include ‘Visiting faculty and former head orthopedic surgery’ at Aga Khan University in Karachi. He is a former Member of ‘AO Trauma International Board’ in Switzerland. His versatile services towards his profession with a very positive & optimistic attitude lead him & he worked as Chairman Medical Commission in ‘Pakistan Cricket Board’.

According to current practices, the procedures like Knee Replacements, Hip Replacements, Arthritis, Sports Injuries & Joint Pains are very much treatable with very low side effects.

Therefore, if any of our parents or relative is suffering from bone pain that needs a clear evaluation, we shouldn’t wait & sit for any miracle to happen, Either, One should immediately visit and see an Orthopedic doctor to hurdle any further complications.

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Rabya Jamshed
She loves to explore various facts, ideas, perception and aspects of life and pen them down in her words. Writing is her passion. She enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the “Marham” Health care team to churn out informative health content in Pakistan!