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Looking for advice & resources on bone healing

post #1 of 5
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I'm interested in developing the best plan of action to promote fast and strong bone healing for my injured leg.

I know that the doctor will share his recommendations with me next week, but I'm doing my homework ahead of time so that I can better participate in the discussion.

Initially I'm looking for diet recommendations (since I'm still completely laid up at the moment). I'm also interested in supplement advice.

With the diet and supplements handled I'm hoping for some information on what kinds of activities I might be able to begin to promote the bone healing process.
post #2 of 5
Noodler,
Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about your leg and so early in the season. I broke my leg in only two places hiking a few years back. I broke it September 5th and was walking around and climbing mountains in China without a cast by mid October. I did a bunch of things. I took Arnica 30c for the swelling, echinacea for my immune system, ate lots of green vegetables, yogurts for building bone. I got to wear a walking cast which I didn't need to wear by the time I got to China. I didn't go to a physical therapist, but I did exercises on my own, ankle rotations and so forth. So I was able to take it off and rub my leg with castor oil and arnica creme. Also when I was in China a Qigong healer worked on my leg and three days later some dark thick hair was growing over the area where my breaks occured. Meaning it was energized and healing quickly. (I'm Native American, so I'm pretty hairless. That's why I could tell where there was no hair, now hair). When I got home I went to my accupuncturist. So this is what I did. I can only speak from my experiences for healing. I wish you a rapid, painfree recovery, where your leg is stronger then ever.

Lil

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post #3 of 5
The good news is that a broken bone will heal better than a torn ligament. Many years ago, when I was hit by a car, I took calcium, magnesium and vitamin D on a daily basis. Two years later, I ran the NYC marathon. Keep the faith!
post #4 of 5
I have read that calcium citrate is better than calcium carbonate.
post #5 of 5
You could be right. Back then, calcium was calcium.
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