How can I reduce my risk of a chauffeur fracture?
You can reduce your risk of developing a chauffeur fracture by:
- Doing weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, jogging and dancing, and doing resistance exercises, such as lifting weights.
- Eating a healthy diet with enough calcium and vitamin D.
- Preventing or managing osteoporosis through diet, exercise and medication.
- Quitting smoking and using tobacco products.
- Talking to your doctor about medications you currently take that may negatively affect your body’s use of calcium and vitamins.
- Trying to prevent falls at home by installing handrails near your stairs or grab bars in your bathroom.
- Wearing wrist guards and protective gear if you play high-impact sports such as football or rugby or do activities such as in-line skating or snowboarding.