While observational studies have shown that higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) blood concentrations are associated with lower risk for any fracture and hip fracture specifically, randomized controlled trials demonstrate no fracture risk reduction with vitamin D supplements alone, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Network Open.
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.