Healing a broken bone?

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I taped mine for awhile. I can't imagine breaking the foot. I'm surprised it didn't hurt you more at the time.
It's a weird feeling, kind of like an ache right in the area of the fracture. With a sprain I usually feel an overall soreness, this seems more centered right in that specific area. What complicates things is it's my right foot - so driving gets very complicated
Balanced wholefood diet: protein little and often from breakfast, mineral rich foods (especially magnesium and calcium), bioavailable vitamin D (oily fish or sunlight), anti inflammatory/ antioxidant/ vitamin C rich foods (esp. oily fish, low sugar fruits, non starchy vegetables in bright and dark colours).
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thanks Firefox7275! Looks like a lot of what I eat and take already - just need to increase some stuff and add some minerals I'm not already taking. Injuries and illness can definately get you to fine-tune what you do.
Originally Posted by asugirl
Aim to eat your nutrients not supplement them, nutrients work synergistically and in opposition so random supplementing can actually do more harm than good. Supplements should be just that, a supplement or insurance policy for an already healthy diet. If you must take micronutrients take a single complete multivitamin and mineral NOT hair skin and nails or antioxidant Selenium ACE or whatever.
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Balanced wholefood diet: protein little and often from breakfast, mineral rich foods (especially magnesium and calcium), bioavailable vitamin D (oily fish or sunlight), anti inflammatory/ antioxidant/ vitamin C rich foods (esp. oily fish, low sugar fruits, non starchy vegetables in bright and dark colours).
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thanks Firefox7275! Looks like a lot of what I eat and take already - just need to increase some stuff and add some minerals I'm not already taking. Injuries and illness can definately get you to fine-tune what you do.
Originally Posted by asugirl
Aim to eat your nutrients not supplement them, nutrients work synergistically and in opposition so random supplementing can actually do more harm than good. Supplements should be just that, a supplement or insurance policy for an already healthy diet. If you must take micronutrients take a single complete multivitamin and mineral NOT hair skin and nails or antioxidant Selenium ACE or whatever.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I agree with that. I learned about nutrition young because my dad developed heart disease early - first heart attack at age 48. Our family became heart healthy and ate accordingly. My only weak spot is always having the time to cook and shop the way I know I should. I do concentrate on fruits, vegetables, and lean meat. I tend to want to learn everything I can when I am facing a challenge - thanks for your tips!
Like with mag you have to supplement separately. Cant get enough in a multi or thru your diet alone because our soils are depleted. I agree that the majority of our nutrients should come thru food but thats very difficult and multi vitamins cannot possibly provide everything we need in 1 pill. Then we absolutely need to supplement with certain nutrients for optimal health
Hi,

I had 7 surgeries on my left and right 5th metatarsals, 4 on the right foot and 3 on the left. Because I was in the military and was back on my feet so quick I didn't give me feet time to heal. What made my bone heal is the in home bone growth stimulator by Smith and Nephew my military insurance Tricare paid for it, which I am happy because they are expensive. If your insurance won't cover it I seen some units on eBay with very limited use. Hope this info can help you. Try to stay off your feet.
Originally Posted by apollo
Wow, seven? And all for fifth metatarsal fractures, ouch! Which branch were you? Did they do the surgeries so they could get you back to work quicker? My husband was AF for 14 years and we only had bad luck with military surgery - in fact they almost killed me a few times. I had four surgeries in one year for something called a bartholins cyst and it's been a nightmare ever since - really long and bad story. This was about 20 years ago. Anyway, thanks much for your reply and letting me know about the home stimulator - the doc is supposedly setting it up for me for me to come in for it but if I could do it myself at home, even better!
Originally Posted by asugirl
Sorry for getting back to you so late. I was in the Army for 9 years. The first two surgeries were done when with a Naval doctor when I was stationed in Italy. I went back to work about 4 weeks later. The next surgeries were done by civilian doctors. My main problem was going back on my feet to fast without allowing my bone to heal properly. After I received the bone growth stimulator my bone healed perfectly.

Ouch, I heard of the surgery that you had, four time wow! My friend and my niece had one. I hope you are better now and the cyst is resolved.
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Hi,

I had 7 surgeries on my left and right 5th metatarsals, 4 on the right foot and 3 on the left. Because I was in the military and was back on my feet so quick I didn't give me feet time to heal. What made my bone heal is the in home bone growth stimulator by Smith and Nephew my military insurance Tricare paid for it, which I am happy because they are expensive. If your insurance won't cover it I seen some units on eBay with very limited use. Hope this info can help you. Try to stay off your feet.
Originally Posted by apollo
Wow, seven? And all for fifth metatarsal fractures, ouch! Which branch were you? Did they do the surgeries so they could get you back to work quicker? My husband was AF for 14 years and we only had bad luck with military surgery - in fact they almost killed me a few times. I had four surgeries in one year for something called a bartholins cyst and it's been a nightmare ever since - really long and bad story. This was about 20 years ago. Anyway, thanks much for your reply and letting me know about the home stimulator - the doc is supposedly setting it up for me for me to come in for it but if I could do it myself at home, even better!
Originally Posted by asugirl
Sorry for getting back to you so late. I was in the Army for 9 years. The first two surgeries were done when with a Naval doctor when I was stationed in Italy. I went back to work about 4 weeks later. The next surgeries were done by civilian doctors. My main problem was going back on my feet to fast without allowing my bone to heal properly. After I received the bone growth stimulator my bone healed perfectly.

Ouch, I heard of the surgery that you had, four time wow! My friend and my niece had one. I hope you are better now and the cyst is resolved.
Originally Posted by apollo
I appreciate your reply, Apollo, no problem it being late! I go back for an x-ray in about ten days and I am praying that the BGS is helping enough to show. I have been walking in my boot from the start - it hasn't hurt and crutches are just about impossible for me - I'm small and they hurt too much and were too long. When you say the BGS helped your bone to heal perfectly, were you using it after you started walking? Did you have a cast or a boot? I am sorry to bombard you with questions - this is a first for me and I have a really hard time staying still so I want to heal quickly so thanks!

Wow, seven? And all for fifth metatarsal fractures, ouch! Which branch were you? Did they do the surgeries so they could get you back to work quicker? My husband was AF for 14 years and we only had bad luck with military surgery - in fact they almost killed me a few times. I had four surgeries in one year for something called a bartholins cyst and it's been a nightmare ever since - really long and bad story. This was about 20 years ago. Anyway, thanks much for your reply and letting me know about the home stimulator - the doc is supposedly setting it up for me for me to come in for it but if I could do it myself at home, even better!
Originally Posted by asugirl
Sorry for getting back to you so late. I was in the Army for 9 years. The first two surgeries were done when with a Naval doctor when I was stationed in Italy. I went back to work about 4 weeks later. The next surgeries were done by civilian doctors. My main problem was going back on my feet to fast without allowing my bone to heal properly. After I received the bone growth stimulator my bone healed perfectly.

Ouch, I heard of the surgery that you had, four time wow! My friend and my niece had one. I hope you are better now and the cyst is resolved.
Originally Posted by apollo
I appreciate your reply, Apollo, no problem it being late! I go back for an x-ray in about ten days and I am praying that the BGS is helping enough to show. I have been walking in my boot from the start - it hasn't hurt and crutches are just about impossible for me - I'm small and they hurt too much and were too long. When you say the BGS helped your bone to heal perfectly, were you using it after you started walking? Did you have a cast or a boot? I am sorry to bombard you with questions - this is a first for me and I have a really hard time staying still so I want to heal quickly so thanks!
Originally Posted by asugirl
It's ok for the questions. I started using it before and after I started walking on it. My first few surgeries I had a regular soft surgical shoe. My last surgery I had a boot that had a pump thing on it to make a tighter with lots of support, I think it was important for me to have. I hope your x-ray looks good.
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Sorry for getting back to you so late. I was in the Army for 9 years. The first two surgeries were done when with a Naval doctor when I was stationed in Italy. I went back to work about 4 weeks later. The next surgeries were done by civilian doctors. My main problem was going back on my feet to fast without allowing my bone to heal properly. After I received the bone growth stimulator my bone healed perfectly.

Ouch, I heard of the surgery that you had, four time wow! My friend and my niece had one. I hope you are better now and the cyst is resolved.
Originally Posted by apollo
I appreciate your reply, Apollo, no problem it being late! I go back for an x-ray in about ten days and I am praying that the BGS is helping enough to show. I have been walking in my boot from the start - it hasn't hurt and crutches are just about impossible for me - I'm small and they hurt too much and were too long. When you say the BGS helped your bone to heal perfectly, were you using it after you started walking? Did you have a cast or a boot? I am sorry to bombard you with questions - this is a first for me and I have a really hard time staying still so I want to heal quickly so thanks!
Originally Posted by asugirl
It's ok for the questions. I started using it before and after I started walking on it. My first few surgeries I had a regular soft surgical shoe. My last surgery I had a boot that had a pump thing on it to make a tighter with lots of support, I think it was important for me to have. I hope your x-ray looks good.
Originally Posted by apollo
Thank you - really appreciate your help. I wish I had the pump - I have the smallest boot and still have to stuff a sock down the back of it to make it snug. I tried the kid size but the length was too short. Just hoping I'm doing enough stuff right.

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