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Paget's Disease of Bone - Other Treatment

Other treatment for Paget's disease includes:

  • Splints and braces. These help support bones and joints and may be used to help prevent weakened bone from breaking. If your doctor prescribes a splint or brace, be sure it fits properly. Splints or braces that do not fit properly can cause skin irritation.
  • Canes and walkers. These may help you walk with less risk of falling. Ask for training in how to use these devices properly.
    • Using a cane
    • Using a walker
  • Physical therapy. This can help strengthen muscles, increase endurance, and improve balance.
  • Home health nursing. You may have home health nursing if you are taking a medicine that must be given through a vein (intravenous, or IV). Home health nurses can also help make your home safe to prevent you from falling.
  • Alternative therapies. Acupuncture and relaxation techniques (such as guided imagery and biofeedback) may help reduce pain in some people.
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Last Updated: September 01, 2011
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