Q. Are golf and bowling too dangerous if I have osteoporosis?
Dr. Brown cannot emphasize enough that we each have to assess our own individual case. We are all unique individuals and we have to be able to judge what our personal health limitations are. Just because someone may tell you that you have low bone density, does not necessarily mean your bones are not strong. Being self aware is valuable and if you feel comfortable as well as healthy after certain activities, acknowledge that. Generally when performing physical activity such as bowling or golf, your muscles will tell you what you can handle before your bone does.
Listen to Dr. Brown explain what bone density may mean in the future, and how you should assess yourself. For more information on this topic read our various Better Bones blogs including Bone Density Tests Aren’t Enough. Why a Fracture Risk Assessment Is Essential.