Catherine Windrose wrote:A few days ago, I fell and fractured the left arm in two places, horizontally lower and vertically higher, plus a bonus bone chip. That stinks for lots of reasons ^.^ But, usually I forget before and after pictures. This time I remembered! Go me.
Iced often the first 48 hours. When the bruising kicked in, I remembered onions and sea salt. I couldn't wrap a poultice all around like needs to be done (with help yes, not alone), so I put a small poultice where it hurt most, and where the right hand can reach to keep it in place if it slipped. Left it on for 24 hours.
In these images the cool stripe down the middle is possibly more apparent to me because I can see where I can't hold the camera for a better shot. Maybe tomorrow.... this one-handed stuff bites. There is continued bruising on the inside, but I can't raise my arm to show it. Boo. The best part is bruising diminished when it should be worsening.
Now when I suggest onions and sea salt for bruising to a doctor, I can PROVE it between the discharge papers and time stamped images :) Anecdotal my behonkus!
There is still a fair amount of swelling, seems like almost twice the normal size of my arm, but it is way down from a few days ago. If I weren't busy with errands I would put another poultice on, but it doesn't smell like flowers and I have to deal with flowery people.
Trace Oswald wrote:Could you tell exactly how it is done? Do you just put sea salt and onions in a cloth and wrap it around the bruise? I've never heard of this but the pictures are very impressive.