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Osteoporosis in young women due to wrong gait: Doctors

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 11, 2014, 7:00 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 1:06 pm IST
Improper gait with too much of pressure on one leg is the reason why early 30s are developing osteoporosis
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Hyderabad: Improper gait with too much of pressure on one leg and crossed feet while walking are some reasons why women in their early 30s are developing osteoporosis, said orthopaedic doctors.

These conditions occur in naturally, mostly during the pre-menopause stage or in the early 60s.

 

Dr S. Sashikanth, an orthopaedic doctor said, “Young women are not balancing their body  weight properly on both the legs. There is pressure on one leg. This, damages the knee tendons. The pain begins only when it reaches an advanced stage.

Apart from deficiency of Vitamin D, problems of posture are also developing, especially among women.

It has been found in clinics that when these women are asked to walk, one foot goes to the right and the other to the left.

P. Mary, physiotherapist at Care Hospitals, said, “The cross-walking pattern places extra burden on the knees. When you walk straight, body balance and rhythm is maintained.” She added, “If there are hurdles or a depression in the road, the knee twists easily and the other leg is not able to balance the body.”

 

Dr Syed Imam Showkath Ali, senior physiotherapist, said, “In many cases we have found that a few modifications and an exercise regime can help. Simple exercises like swimming, abdominal curls and lifting of small weights to keep the upper part of the body fit. Even floor exercises like lifting legs and push-ups help.”

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Location: Telangana




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