Casie Becker wrote:She's leaning more and more to the idea that it's a stress fracture. Yes, we're all a little freaked out about what this says about her bone health, overall. I've been worrying about it for a while, which is why she already has an opinion on my bone broth. Maybe after we work our way through the nourishing traditions cookbook we'll a better idea of how to help her strengthen the rest of her skeleton. For now she's drinking the plantain/cleaver tea for the mineral content. We'll have to wait for the rest of the herbs to arrive.
She's already pushed back the idea of a doctor's visit to Wednesday. She does have a long history of being a better diagnostician than the professionals including a couple of life saving incidents, so this is the least freaky part of the whole thing.
Lots of people think that "fracture" means "crack", but that isn't the case.
Todd Parr wrote:Judith, in actuality, there is no such thing as a "crack" in a bone. I was using that as an example of what most people mean when they say "fracture". I didn't word it well. Any time a bone's structural integrity is compromised, it is a fracture. If the bone sticks out through the skin, it's an open or compound fracture. A break where the bone stays aligned is a non-displaced fracture. There are lots more terms used by doctors that are much more specific, oblique fracture, spiral fracture, etc., but any time you break a bone, it's a fracture. I wouldn't want to guess what happened to you, but maybe you had a non-displaced fracture?
Michelle Johnson wrote:Here's my input on the best treatment for a broken bone. Use Homeopathic remedy for comfrey called: Symphytum (it heals it way faster and takes away the pain). Also a 200 C dose is better than a 30 C dose but both are ok. Then for the nerve pain take Hypericum (Homeopathic), and for the muscle pain and bruising take Arnica (Homeopathic). All of these are little tablets that you dissolve under your tongue. Caffeine may antidote them.
The other thing that helped me was eating an anti inflamatory diet! You can't believe how much this helps. I was literally out of pain when I followed it and back into extreme pain when i went off it, in spite of the pain pills. I found that for me Naproxin worked better than anything else for a pain pill but many times I didn't need it if I followed the diet and was careful.
mary jayne richmond wrote:Hi Casie, i see this post is a couple months old but in the future if you think there is a fractured bone, you can test it with a tuning fork.... it doesn't matter what tune it is a. g. d etc.... tap the tuning fork on the table and then run it along the spot you think has the fracture and it should hurt .... this is because it vibrates the the fracture ...which means pain. and that can at least let you know if its broke or just badly bruised.