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Bone Health

Primary Care, Pain Management & Podiatry located in Mesa, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, and Surprise, AZ

Bone Health

Your bones play an essential role in how well you feel and function each day, even though most people don’t consider bone health until a problem arises. At HealthyU Clinics, a team of outstanding medical professionals offer a range of services to enhance your bone health at locations in Surprise, Chandler, Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona. Booking a visit is as simple as calling the office near you or requesting an appointment online.

Bone Health Q & A

What are some common bone health issues?

Many people don’t realize that bone is a living tissue and that your body is always in a cycle of building and losing bone tissue. Your bones play an essential role in supporting your body, facilitating all forms of motion, and even creating components of your blood. 

A number of issues can affect bone health. Some of the conditions that bring people into HealthyU Clinics for care include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Stress fractures
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Women who are physically active, whether in collegiate or professional sports or just as fitness enthusiasts, sometimes develop a condition known as female athlete triad. This is a combination of disordered eating, osteoporosis, and amenorrhea. Losing bone density over time creates serious health and performance issues for these women. 

Relative energy deficiency is another common issue among athletes, partially caused by low estrogen production in women. 

What kinds of diagnostic tools help identify bone health problems?

HealthyU Clinics offers a wide range of diagnostic tools, including some of the most advanced imaging options in medicine. Your practitioner begins with a physical exam and a discussion of your symptoms, then guides you toward the right imaging for your needs. 

Testing can check for fractures and measure bone density and hormone production levels. Often, an initial round of screenings yields information that informs the next round until your practitioner has all the necessary information to create a customized treatment plan. 

How can I improve my bone health?

There are many steps you can take to maximize your bone health. The best approach is to begin when you’re a young adult, but it’s never too late to support healthy bones. 

Getting enough calcium in your diet is a great place to begin. You can choose to consume calcium-rich foods or try high-quality supplements. There are also certain prescription medications that support healthy bones. Vitamin D is also essential for bone health, and many Americans are deficient in this nutrient. 

Weight-bearing activity is a wonderful way to keep your bones healthy and strong. You don’t have to embrace an extreme exercise plan or push beyond healthy limits to see real results.  

When you’re ready to learn more about bone health and treatment for specific bone issues, call or schedule a visit at HealthyU Clinics online.