What exercises are recommended for patients with osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Aerobic low-impact exercises, such as walking and bicycling, generally are recommended. During these activities, ensure that the patient maintains an upright spinal alignment. Sinaki and Mikkelsen showed that exercises that place flexion forces on the vertebrae tend to cause an increase in the number of vertebral fractures in patients. [205]


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