Aging and Bone Disorders

Changes in posture and gait (walking pattern) are common with aging. Bones become more brittle and may break more easily. Overall height decreases, mainly because the trunk and spine shorten. Breakdown of the joints may lead to inflammation, pain, stiffness, and deformity. Joint changes affect almost all elderly people. These changes range from minor stiffness to severe arthritis. The posture may become more stooped (bent). The knees and hips may become more flexed.

The neck may tilt, and the shoulders may narrow while the pelvis becomes wider. Movement slows and may become limited. The walking pattern becomes slower and shorter. Walking may become unsteady, and there is less arm swinging. Older people get tired more easily and have less energy.

  • Aging and Osteoporosis
  • Aging and Osteoarthritis
  • Aging and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Aging Bones
  • Aging Joints
  • Aging and Rheumatology
  • Aging Bone Diseases
  • Aging Bone Treatments
  • Aging and Pagets Disease
  • Aging and Orthopedics

Related Conference of Aging and Bone Disorders

October 30 - 1 November, 2017

8th International Conference on Geriatric Medicine & Gerontological Nursing

San Antonio, Texas, USA
July 16-17, 2018

5th World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care

Melbourne, Australia

Aging and Bone Disorders Conference Speakers