Paget’s Disease

  • Paget’s Disease causes bones too soften due to over activation of osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are responsible for breaking down bone. In response to this the body attempts to quickly lay down new bone. Which causes enlargement of the bone, typically the spine, skull and long bones are most affected.

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Brief overview of the episode:

            Paget’s Disease is a rare bone disease that affects less than 1% of the population. There is over activation of osteoclasts (which break down bone). This result in the body trying to quickly rebuild build bone. However, the over response causes the new bone to soft and enlarged. This process is known as rapid isolated bone growth.

            The good news is this disease is very rare, affecting less than 1% of the population, and in most cases is highly manageable. The prevalence is 3:2 men to women and is more common as we age.

            Symptoms include pain in bones and joints, headache, hearing impairment, enlarged bones, bowing bones, numbness & tingling, difficulty bending over and fractures. Most commonly the long bones, spine and skull are impacted.

 

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Neuropathy

  

  • Neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves are damaged. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from diabetes, infections, chemotherapy and drug or alcohol abuse.

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Brief overview of the episode:

            There are upwards of 20 million American dealing with neuropathy. This is a condition that can affect sensory, motor and autonomic nerves, usually of the feet and hands. It can present in 3 forms, mononeuropathy, multiple –mononeuropathy and the most common version poly-neuropathy.

            With each version symptoms are typical fairly similar, loss of sensation, pain, weakness, coordination issues and possibly bowel and bladder problems. Most people who are affected are 60 years old or older. But this is a condition that can affect anyone.

            Some causes of neuropathy include diabetes, infections, toxin exposure, poor nutrition, alcoholism and kidney failure. Typically pain is the first symptom. This can be sharp, throbbing, aching or burning. As symptoms progress typically pain lessens but numbness and sensation changes worsen.

            Treatment for neuropathy usually begins with treating the underlying cause. So managing diabetes, infections and kidney failure is highly beneficial. Physical therapy plays a role in working to up train limitations to help with balance and falls prevention.

 

 

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Fall prevention & Balance: Episode 19

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