Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in the America.

Need more of an introduction.

Home. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Accessed January 16, 2018.


Secondary Risk Factors

  • Asthma

  • Nutritional or GI problems

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Hematological Disorders/Malignancy

  • Hypogonadism

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Immobility


Fixed Risk Factors

  • 50+ years old

  • Female

  • Family history of hip fracture

  • Previous history of any fracture

  • of Caucasian or Asian ethnicity

  • Post-menopause or post-hysterectomy

  • Long-term corticosteroid use

  • Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Hypogonadism in Men


 Pain during intercourse, also known as dysparuenia, is very common. Get treated at Sarton Physical Therapy.

The Problem

Healthy bones are constantly building up new material and absorbing old material in order to make itself more structured to fit the needs of the individual. This process is called remodeling. Osteoporosis occurs when there is more resorption of bone material than there is building of new mass, making the bones less dense. Eventually, bones become porous and frail leading to increased risk of fracture.

The most common site for bone fractures from osteoporosis are at the femur or vertebrae. Therefore, if you have constant back pain without incident and you have one or more of these risk factors, please discuss this with your healthcare provider.


The Research

Dr. Jeanette Potts, a brilliant urologist, discusses these concepts in her article Male Pelvic Pain: Beyond Urology and Chronic Prostatitis, "Current Urology Rheumatology Review," v. 12, number 2, 2015. 

Dr. Potts states,

"Thoughtful interview and methodical physical examination can very often reveal pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, Myofascial pain syndromes, Functional Somatic Syndrome/Central Sensitization Syndromes and/or psychosocial distress.

In her article, Dr. Potts makes the point that prostatitis is a real, serious, and treatable condition, however, not all discomfort in the male pelvic region is, indeed due to true prostatitis. 

This is where the musculoskeletal system and pelvic floor physical therapy come into play—both of which have been on the scene for quite a while, but are just now getting the recognition they deserve.

Pelvic floor physical therapy should be the cornerstone treatment for chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and the results can not only be dramatic but life changing.  


The Good News


Hope and Healing are always possible.

To determine whether you have sub-optimal bone density, your doctor will order a bone scan and compare your BMD (bone mineral density) to that of a healthy 30 year old of the same gender. Orthopedic problems that may occur due to osteoporosis will include postural changes, fractures and decrease in physical activity.

Interventions from your physical therapist would include a pelvic exam and manual therapy. These techniques would include myofascial release to treat trigger points and allow tissues to become normalized, visceral manipulation to treat organs that have been affected by adhesions, and scar tissue mobilization. Through skilled interventions, we help provide pain relief and improve overall tissue mobility.

Sarton Physical Therapy is home to the best pelvic health physical therapists in Orange County. The team at Sarton PT have an eclectic perspective in treating osteoporosis with their successful interventions. Let our advance board certified physical therapists help, please contact us with any questions or requests for additional information. 


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