Osteoporosis is a silent disease of the bones that makes them weaken and prone to fracture. By their mid-30s, most people begin to gradually lose bone strength; as a result, bones become thinner and structurally weaker.* A Bone Density test ( scan or screening ) is the best way to determine if you have diminished bone density.
There are no symptoms when you have osteoporosis, and the condition may come to your attention only after you break a bone. Bones affected by osteoporosis are less dense than normal bones, and are more likely to break, even as a result of a minor bump or fall, or even without an injury.
The bones on your heel are weight bearing bones, so special attention should be given to these bones. WDC uses a GE Achilles ultrasound to examine the bone mass and provide a measurement of the health of your bones.