I came across this great article in a dance magazine online recently and I thought I would share it with you. It focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and managment of stress fractures in dancers, but it's relevance is to everyone.
Bone Mineral Density(BMD) is a very important issue for everyone. Osteoporosis is a silent systemic disease. Most of us don't know that we have osteoporosis until we fall and we fracture a bone. Many things influence our BMD, including hormones, nutrition, weight, exercise, smoking and caffeine. BMD is measured using a DEXA scanner, which is like an x-ray machine and your GP can refer you for one.