What Does Osteoporosis Feel Like?

Can osteoporosis be painful?

Osteoporosis itself isn’t painful. But when the condition is severe, it can lead to fractures and other painful problems. The pain is usually more severe than the aches many people feel as they get older.

Does osteoporosis cause pain in the hips?

People with transient osteoporosis of the hip will experience a sudden onset of pain that intensifies with walking or other weight-bearing activities. Age-related osteoporosis is a painless, progressive condition that leads to a weakening of the bones throughout the body.

How quickly does osteoporosis progress?

For women, bone loss is fastest in the first few years after menopause, but it continues gradually into the postmenopausal years. As bone density loss occurs, osteoporosis can develop. This process is slower by 10 years in men.

What part of the body does osteoporosis affect?

Osteoporosis is Serious

Osteoporotic bone breaks are most likely to occur in the hip, spine or wrist, but other bones can break too. When osteoporosis affects vertebrae, or the bones of the spine, it often leads to a stooped or hunched posture.