When a bone in the body breaks or cracks it’s called fracture
There are two types of fractures: closed or simple when the skin that covers the bone remains intact or it’s open or compound when the bone breaks the skin
A bad fall, a hard blow, an automobile collision, a sports injury, or an underlying – medical condition such as osteoporosis can result in a broken bone.
When a bone breaks, it triggers not only pain, swelling, bruising, and immobility but also trauma and shock throughout the entire body. Fractures located near joints are sometimes misidentified as simply bad sprains. When a fracture occurs, cause terrible pain and tenderness in the area fractured, along with swelling.
the appearance of some blood under the skin and some numbness, tingling or paralysis below the injured area. When a person fractures an arm or leg, he or she could lose the pulse below the fracture. Fractures are more common in young children and in older adults. As we grow older, our bones get weaker and more fragile, and they take more and more time to heal themselves.
A fracture requires professional attention, what we offer here are recommendations that will aid in healing after the bone has been set. There are varying degrees of fractures. Here are definitions and causes for the main types of fractures
- Partial (incomplete): The break across the bone is incomplete.
- Complete: The bone is broken in two pieces.
- Closed (simple): The broken bone does not protrude through the skin.
- Open (compound): The broken bone protrudes through the skin.
- Comminuted: The bone is splintered at the broken area and many smaller fragments of bone are found between the two main pieces.
- Greenstick: This occurs only in children and is defined by having one side of the bone break and the other side just bends, often seen on the radius (forearm bone).
- Spiral: A breaking force twisted the bone apart.
- Transverse: This occurs at right angles to the bone.
- Impacted: One fragment is forcibly driven into the other.
- Colles’: This is a fracture of the distal end of the radius (wrist), and the fragment is displaced posteriorly (behind).
- Pott’s: This is a fracture of the distal (lower portion of leg) end of the fibula, with serious injury of the distal tibia articulation.
- Nondisplaced: The correct anatomical alignment of the bone is maintained.
- Displaced: The correct anatomical alignment of the bone is not maintained.
- Stress: This is a partial fracture, resulting from the inability of the bone to withstand repeated stresses (such as doing aerobics on hard surfaces or running long distances for prolonged periods of time). Almost one-fourth of stress fractures occur in the fibula.
NOTE: Bone mass increases continually throughout life until approximately 30-40 years of age. In later years, net bone loss occurs when bone resorption exceeds the amount of bone formed. In fact, bones lose their density continuously each year after the age of 30 in both men and women. To assist in promoting the health of our bones, studies have long shown that a daily intake of Calcium is critical.
- Eat half pineapple every day until it’s completely healed. It contains Bromelain, an enzyme that helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. Do not eat canned or processed pineapples. If you don’t like fresh pineapple, take the supplement Bromelain. It has the same effect as pineapple.
- Vitamin C, improves the formation of collagen (which is a protein which strengths bone and connective tissue)
- Zinc and copper play a crucial role in mineral absorption as well. Copper supplements are required only if zinc is used for a period of more than a month. Other key nutrients include Vitamin B6, silicon and folic acid
- It is very important to regain Bone Strength as soon as possible to avoid future injuries and to insure a solid bone fusion. we recommend that you take this.
- Do not eat red meat, and avoid drinking colas and all products containing caffeine.
- Avoid eating foods with preservatives; they contain Phosphorous which can lead to bone loss.
- Take Boron, is important for the health and healing of the bone.
- Take Calcium + Magnesium + Potassium. They are essential to repair bone damage and to maintain a good muscle and heart condition.
- Take Zinc, helps repair tissue damage.