Osteoporosis may have no symptoms but result in extreme pain and immobility.
Research evidence shows that often diagnosis is only made after multiple fractures. Treatment can then be delayed, incomplete, inappropriate or the wrong duration. Osteoporosis is silent until a fracture occurs. In the UK there are more than 524,000 osteoporosis fractures every year, with more than 1,150 deaths every month (National Osteoporosis Society); with survivors experiencing ongoing pain and restricted activities.