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What are the best treatments for stress injuries to the bones?

What are the best treatments for stress injuries to the bones?

Rest and nutrition: If a stress fracture occurs in a weight-bearing bone, healing will be delayed or prevented by continuing to put weight on that limb. Rest is the only option for complete healing of a stress fracture. The amount of recovery time varies greatly depending upon the location, severity, the strength of the body's healing response and an individual's nutritional intake + vit d3, vit k2, c, zinc, protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why does it seem like my bones are aching ? Could this be stress

Why does it seem like my bones are aching ? Could this be stress

Growing pains: Hang in there champ....You'll soon grow out of them! stress, probably not.....Growing pains, " yes". ...Read more

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I have this werid lump on my hip bone I have just found it . It occured after I have a brousing should I be worried what could it be ? Im stressing

I have this werid lump on my hip bone I have just found it .
It occured after I have a brousing should I be worried what could it be ? 
Im stressing

Bony Lesion: This is because you may have a hematoma/contusion (the painful swelling described) that is limited to this or worse, associated with a fracture. But this also may represent something more ominous if this was actually pre-existing such as a neoplastic process (tumor) and was only incidentally discovered because of trauma. See your physician who can help you with diagnosis (may involve an xray). ...Read more

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Can screws cause stress risers in bone?

Can screws cause stress risers in bone?

Unlikely: Haven't seen a single screw create a problem of a stress riser. More common is the stress riser created from removal of a screw and the remaining defect in the bone before it fills in with new bone. ...Read more

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Should I take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?

Should I take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?

Not really for bone: Glucosamine is a component of joint cartilage and some studies have shown natural anti-inflammatory effects and lessened joint pains due to this and other supplements. It may even have some healing effects for cartilage injury. Stress injuries to the bone and decreased bone density have more to do with bone mineralization (calcium and phosphate) and wouldn't be affected directly by glucosamine. ...Read more

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Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Anxiety Expected: Anyone having broken bones can be expected to have emotionall stress. Unless the stress prevents you from getting proper medical and surgical care, following doctors orders and eating and sleeping reasonably well, there should be no impact on the healing of the bones. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a stress fracture or a bruised bone?

How to know if I have a stress fracture or a bruised bone?

Via med eval.: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, x-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more