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    Vibration therapy to treat osteoporosis

    Does anyone know about the efficacy of this, or have any experience with it? The one previous post I found seems to assume that it would be effective and asked about details. All 49

    The only article I found is more dense than I fully can process. It seems to be somewhat positive but tempered with ?only as part of?? restraint.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4440196/

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    I broke my ankle a number of years back, the fibula and the lateral malleolus, nothing too devastating, but not unsurprisingly slow healing because of my inability to weight bear and create the necessary stimulus for bone remodeling and strengthening. After a while, when lying on my back on my exercise table, I had a long loop, which I placed under my heel and which I can hook with my arms. I would rhythmically pull up on the heel, thus trying in vain to re-create some type of long axis force upward, which would replicate standing on it. Though it did eventually get better, I'm not sure my experiment contributed any to the healing. Perhaps some type of vibratory stimulation would have a similar effect.

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    So, really, nothing helps.

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    The best evidence available is for a combination of FES and medication...neither alone though, and the benefit stops if the therapy is stopped.

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