Need advice on cycling post fracture

astionit
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Need advice on cycling post fracture

Postby astionit » 11 Sep 2018, 4:09am

I am now recovering well with physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, pilates and aqua rehabilitation classes and returned to weights classes keeping the weights low for the time being. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis several years ago and do not wish to take the medication which the NHS seems to give everyone. I have always been fit and active, Moonwalk 4 times, gym for more years than I care to remember and since retiring 3 years ago have slightly increased my bone density by more walking and weights in classes at the gym.

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Re: Need advice on cycling post fracture

Postby Airsporter1st » 11 Sep 2018, 2:37pm

I think I'd be inclined to at least ask the physiopherapist, if not the Doctor who referred me. On here, you will simply get a load of conflicting advice. Even if we have medical professionals on board, which I think we do, I'd be surprised if they give you any direct advice without seeing you and your medical records.

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Re: Need advice on cycling post fracture

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Sep 2018, 4:36pm

We likely have people on here who have had the same problem and know more than doctors who have just treated it

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Re: Need advice on cycling post fracture

Postby al_yrpal » 11 Sep 2018, 4:46pm

My wife has just been diagnosed with osteoporosis after a scan revealed 3 cracked vertebrae. She has been taking Alendronic Acid which seems to be standard and she is also taking daily vitamins D and F daily. They wont give her a bone scan on the basis she is too old. Her mobility is severely affected and she cannot do weights because its too painful. Personally I would be petrified of falling off my bike and getting shoulder damage if I had osteoporosis. I did that a few years ago with no broken bones and it took 3 years to become almost pain free.

Whats the objection to the standard medication?

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Re: Need advice on cycling post fracture

Postby John100 » 11 Sep 2018, 5:09pm

You build up your skeleton in your younger years and whilst exercise is good for many reasons as you get older, it won't be great for stopping osteoporosis. You don't mention your age or sex. Tends to happen earlier in women. As has been mentioned not sure why you don't want to take the usual medication. Unfortunately it's a silent disease until something happens like a fracture. You've already proved you can sustain what I assume is an osteoporotic fractures. I would be very keen to try to prevent another!