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Dr Vonda Wright: What to do about your perimenopause body pain

Dr Vonda Wright: What to do about your perimenopause body pain

(and protect your body as you age)

Dr Vonda Wright is an American double board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, who has spent a career working with high-level atheletes and immersed in clinical research. 

She’s also a woman in her mid-50s who experienced terrible body pain and a range of other symptoms. All of that combined is fuelling her mission to educate women everywhere about the importance of taking care of our bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons as we age. 

We talk about the complexities of perimenopause, menopause, and mobility issues, and the lack of research in the area of Musculoskeletal Syndrome of Menopause, a term she coined. And we talk about all the interventions – diet, supplements, activity and more – to alleviate the symptoms and prevent problems like osteoporosis, muscle loss and fractures.


00:33 The Importance of Bone and Muscle Health

01:23 The Impact of Aging and Menopause on Musculoskeletal Health

03:08 The Misdiagnosis of Perimenopause Pain

04:57 The Need for Research Funding in Women's Health

06:33 The Musculoskeletal Syndrome of Menopause

13:22 The Role of Mobility in Maintaining Health

15:56 Understanding Bone Mineral Density and Osteoporosis

23:17 Strategies for Maintaining Bone and Muscle Health

24:48 Breaking Old Habits and Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle

25:12 Understanding the Importance of a Balanced Diet

25:56 The Controversy Surrounding Calcium Intake

26:36 The Essential Role of Vitamin D

28:43 The Debate on Hormone Therapy

29:34 The Impact of Estrogen on Women's Health

34:22 The Fear and Reality of Frozen Shoulder

43:04 Exploring Cutting-Edge Treatments

45:24 Final Words of Hope and Inspiration

Where to find Dr Vonda Wright


IG: @drvondawright

TikTok: @drvondawright

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