Rheumatology Resources

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Exercises and helpful tips:

Foot and ankle pain:
Use the symptom checker to find possible causes.

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. 

  • Read these tips to keep your bones healthy throughout your life. 
  • If you're concerned you may have weak and brittle bones, a bone density test can measure your bone mineral density. 

Becky Ness, a Mayo Clinic Health System physician assistant, discusses the topic of arthritis on Speaking of Health below.