How to recover bones as soon as possible
Healing a broken bone takes time, and depends on several factors including patient age, overall health, nutrition, blood flow to the bone, and treatment. Following these six tips may help:
1.Stop Smoking. Some of the recommendations in this list may be controversial, or unknown the extent to which they affect bone healing. However, this much is clear: patients who smoke, have a much longer average time to healing, and a much higher risk of developing a nonunion (non-healing of the bone). Smoking alters the blood flow to the bone, and it is that blood flow that delivers the necessary nutrients and cells to allow the bone to heal. The number one thing you can do to ensure your recovery from a fracture is not smoke. If you know someone who has a fracture and smokes, find ways to help them quit.
2.Eat a Balanced Diet. Healing of bone requires more nutrients that the body needs to simply maintain bone health. Patients with injuries should eat a balanced diet, and ensure adequate nutritional intake of all food groups.What we put into our body determines how well the body can function and recover from injury. If you break a bone, make sure you are eating a balanced diet so that your bone has the necessary nutrition to make a full recovery.
3.Watch Your Calcium. The focus should be on all nutrients. It’s true that calcium is needed to heal bones, but taking excessive doses of calcium will not help you heal faster. Ensure you are consuming the recommended dose of calcium, and if not, try to consume more natural calcium–or consider a supplement.Taking mega-doses of calcium does not help a bone heal faster.
4.Adhere to Your Treatment Plan. Your doctor will recommend a treatment, and you should adhere to this. Your doctor may recommend treatments including cast, surgery, crutches, or others. Altering the treatment ahead of schedule may delay yr recovery. By removing a cast or walking on a broken bone before your doctor allows, you may be delaying your healing time.
5.Ask Your Doctor. There are some fractures that may have treatment alternatives. For example, “Jones” fractures of the foot are a controversial treatment area. Studies have shown these fractures usually heal with immobilization in a cast and crutches. However, many doctors will offer surgery for these fractures because patients tend to heal much faster.Surgery creates potential risks, so these options must be weighed carefully. However, there may be options which alter the time it takes for a bone to heal.
6.Augmenting Fracture Healing. Most often, external devices are not too helpful in accelerating fracture healing. Electrical stimulation, ultrasound treatment, and magnet have not been shown to accelerate the healing of most fractures.However, in difficult situations, these may be helpful to aid in the healing of broken bones.
Everyone wants their bone to heal as quickly as possible, but the truth is that it will still require some time for the injury to recover. Taking these steps will ensure that you are doing everything you can to make your bone recovers as soon as possible.
Post time: Jan-05-2021