Inflammatory cytokines contribute to the development of osteoporosis with sophisticated mechanisms. Globally alteration of long-chain non-coding RNA was screened in osteoporosis, while we still know little about their functional role in the inflammatory cytokine secretion. In this study, we collected the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from post-menopausal osteoporosis patients to measure lncRNA MIAT (lncMIAT) expression levels, and explored the molecular mechanism of lncMIAT induced inflammatory cytokine secretion. We identified increased lncMIAT expression in the PBMCs of post-menopausal osteoporosis patients, which was an important predictive biomarker for the diagnosis. LncMIAT expression in PBMCs was positively correlated with the inflammatory cytokine secretion. Mechanism study indicated that lncMIAT increased the expression levels of p38MAPK by crosstalk with miR-216a in PBMCs. The lncMIAT/miR-216a/p38MAPK signaling contributed predominantly to the increased inflammatory cytokine secretion in the PBMCs from postmenopausal osteoporosis. In conclusion, we identified that increased lncMIAT in PBMCs induced inflammatory cytokine secretion, which contributed to the development of post-menopausal osteoporosis. lncMIAT/miR-216a axis was critical for the regulation of AMPK/p38MAPK signaling, which may be a promising therapeutic target for osteoporosis treatment by inflammatory cytokine inhibition.