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How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

Sholdn't be: If a simple fracture, with proper treatment, splinting or casting and crutches, etc, this shold not be a difficult recovery. ...Read more

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I want to know how long it would take for a broken leg to heal for that of a 60 yr old woman with an iron to support it inside the leg, thanks.

I want to know how long it would take for a broken leg to heal for that of a 60 yr old woman with an iron to support it inside the leg, thanks.

Complete in 6-12 mon: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. Healing starts soon after the injury/surgery but to be "solidly in place" may take about 2-3 months. You may start pt earlier with partial wt bearing, then increase slowly. Healing likely con't for about 1 yr. Consult your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

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What does it mean if foot is tingling on the same side as my broken leg?

What does it mean if foot is tingling on the same side as my broken leg?

Swelling: You may have swelling due to the injury and it may be pressing on the nerve. If you are in a cast the cast may be too tight. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Drinking bone marrow broths help! has solubilized calcium, msm, glucosamine, glutamine in it. ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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How can you treat a broken leg?

How can you treat a broken leg?

Fracture Dependant: It depends on the bone that is fractured, the site of the fracture, and the pattern on the fracture. Treatment can range pain medication and crutches with limited weight bearing, to a brace or case, or to surgery with internal or external fixation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of or lessen the pain of a broken arm or leg?

How to get rid of or lessen the pain of a broken arm or leg?

Stability: Stability either operatively or non operatively is the best way to control pain. Aside from that various medications are available. We don't recommend nsaids however for most adult fractures because of the theoretic risk of non union. ...Read more

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