You are never too old or too young to improve your bone health. With healthy nutrition, daily physical activity, and regular medical check-ups and screenings, it is possible for people of all ages to have strong, healthy bones.
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease. It is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle or broken. Although it's often thought of as a women's disease, osteoporosis also affects many men. If diagnosed in time, osteoporosis can be treated.
In an effort to help prevent osteoporosis, WellSpan offers bone density testing to help assess the risk for osteoporosis and take appropriate actions. Bone Densitometry Testing is available at the following locations:
For many, arthritis seems to be an inevitable part of the aging process. Arthritis includes a variety of inflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammation, whether it is a result of a disease, infection or genetic defect, causes pain stiffness and swelling in the joints and surrounding tissues.
WellSpan offers several resources for individuals struggling with the pain of diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- WellSpan Rheumatology
- Gettysburg Hospital Rehab Arthritis Wellness Program: Offered at our Herr's Ridge location, this program helps people with arthritis learn joint protection techniques and therapeutic exercises to decrease pain and increase flexibility.