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Old 02-08-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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Bone fracture - healing help?

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looking for some advice for the internet's haven of knowledge... E46F :shh:

A friendly casual soccer game (flame suit - on!) on Australia Day with a few friends 2 weekends back resulted in me rolling on my left foot and fracturing the fifth metatarsal.

I am wearing a cam boot and have avoided getting a cast put on because I hate them. So, every morning I strap myself into the boot and it stays with me all day until I am physically in bed. Midnight pee-pee runs (and shower time) have me hobbling along favouring my left foot as much as possible.

I am doing my best not to put weight on the foot and use crutches whenever possible. I hate them, too.

So, ye oracle and fountain of knowledge... what foods / vitamins / supplements can I consume and what practices can I engage to assist in a fast and quality recovery? I have searched around the interwebs where I have seen some suggestions and I would like to hear yours.

I can post a shot of the x-ray if anyone is interested.

Any personal knowledge or first hand experiences would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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The only answer is time and a cast. There is no quick fix.

A cast is annoying but it helps the healing process by eliminating the possibility of re-injury and set backs.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Correct. There are no short cuts.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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I hear deer antler spray works wonders.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #5
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Where can I get deer antler spray?

Thanks for the feedback though.... yep, I agree that nothing will do it like time and immobilising the fractured area. I've decided to stay with the cam boot and I can feel that the foot is improving. Also, after a lot of reading and consultation I've changed my diet and supplements to better aid bone, ligament and muscle health and healing. Along with religiously staying off the foot IMHO is helping a lot.

If anyone's interested, I can post the (completely legit) supplements etc.

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