Do calcium + vitamin D3 pills contribute to help the process of bone fracture healing faster?

YES. Research confirms that vit d & calcium speed the healing of fractures, here is study that used only 800 iu of d & 1000 mg of calcium that showed benefits: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15386160 choose calcium citrate. I advise 5-8000 iu of vit d, at least 1 mg of vit k2, vit c 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day, magnesium & boron as well. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/nutrition-bone-healing-2991.Html.

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How does vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Leads to osteoporosi. Vitamin d deficency leads to loss of bone structure internally (osteoporosis) this leads to bones which can crack or fracture more easily - consult your physician or podiatrist for the proper suppliments. Read more...
Weakens bone. Vitamin d plays an important role in bone strength. Read more...

Is it ok if I take 500iu of vitamin d and 600 calcium cabonate? Because after a week I have taken it my bone and wrist was very hurt like fracture.

JumpingToConclusions. Compared to the fantastic complexity of the vehicle (body) we are driving, 2 molecules, cholecalciferol ; calcium carbonate, are definitely not in charge but only a tool (vitamin) ; building block which our bodies can/may use over time with whatever outcomes. Primary body control is within, not from just a few molecules from without, even after ingested. Read more...

I can't take vitamin d & calcium due to sarcoid, I have compression fracture in spine what can I do to make bones strong?

Talk to your doctor. About using different medications that can help your bones including bisphosphonates, Prolia or forteo. If you are being treated with chronic steroids for your sarcoidosis, it would be a good idea to be on a bisphosphonate. If you dr. Says it's ok, weight bearing exercise can also help strengthen your bones. Read more...
Discuss with your Dr. Taking calcium and vitamin d with sarcoidosis can put you at risk for hypercalcemia which can be dangerous if levels are high enough. D/w your doctor options for treatment of osteoporosis which increase medicines like bisphosphonates and if bone denisty is very severe a medicine to help build up the bone. Bisphosphonate can also keep ca lower if too high is a problem. Read more...

If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

Osteoporosis. You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It would be very important for you to get in for evaluation to see why you have developed this at such a young age and make sure there is not a reversible cause. Read more...

16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

Golf back injury. 16 golfer had sports back injury and injured again playing squash. 2 MRIs. Asks what might cause ongoing pain. ANS: the "back" is big and complicated thing. Without more details it is impossible to answer this question, please describe in minute detail where pain in, what brings it on, what makes it better? Where does it go to? What does it feel like. What did MRI SHOW. Then reconsult. . Read more...
Is there instability? One consideration is to do flexing and extending xrays. If there is motion that would explain the persistent pain. The MRI can show a stress fracture but sometimes it is hard to tell due to motion artifact. Given the lack of agreement I would bite the bullet and get a SPECT bone scan. If negative then push forward with core strengthening with a physiatrist and physical therapist. If it is a stress fracture and it is not healing you could consider a bone stimulator as an off label treatment. I published one case where this was done successfully in a 17 year old elite gymnast. Read more...
CT scan. Although it provides a decent amount of radiation, I would consider a CT scan to best evaluate the bony structures. This should demonstrate a stress fracture or congenital abnormalities. Also, teenagers that have unexplained pain at times have an emotional component to their pain- does he really want to play golf? Are his parents pushing him too hard? Read more...
Pars Fracture. Pars fracture from stress of the lumbar spine particularly for athletes can be a reason for back pain in young people. This is not easy to see on MRI which is the reason several physicians may have missed this. But it can be clearly seen on CT. The SPECT or bone scan can also help diagnosing this condition if it lights up where the fracture is. The vast majority of patients with this condition do not require surgery and can recover with conservative care such as physical therapy. However, if this 16 year-old keeps getting back pain when he resumes golf, he may unfortunately have to give up this sport. Golf is very bad for the back. Doing aggressive rehab may allow him can get back to it with minimal discomfort. You just have to try it. Read more...
?SI dysfctn. Sacroiliac dysfunction with secondary intermittent piriformis syndrome could cause this. An osteopath who is qualified in manipulation would probably be the best professional to evaluate and possibly treat this. Read more...
Complex issue. One test that has not been mentioned is a radionuclide bone scan. This is often used in unexplained pain syndromes. If it is negative, it will reassure you that there is no fracture. If it is positive, it will indicate the area of injury or inflammation. This will help the radiologist when taking a second look at the MRI or CT scan. If the bone scan is negative, this will likely point to a soft tissue injury. These take time to heal. In that case, you may want to talk to a specialist in rehabilitation. Read more...
Low back pain. A 16 y/o male with pars defect has a valid reason for pain in the back. Pars defects behave a lot like facet joint syndrome and the pain distribution is similar in nature. The myofascial pain that accompanies any spinal pain is partially relieved with massage or acupuncture. Stress fracture is possible but unlikely in a 16 y/o male IMO. I would definitely recommend staying away from any chiropractic manipulation of his spine as it can make it worse at best and cause another damage such as a herniated disc spondylolisthesis, etc. His pain may improve with lumbar medial branch block followed by a radio frequency ablation of the medial branches for pain. I believe he should stay away from any twisting type of sports now. Facet joint pain and even pain from pars defects is increased with any twisting movements. Read more...
Pars defects don't heal unless immobilized in close contact right away. The rear portion of vertebra has 2 bony projections downward, where they form joints with the segment below, & 2 projections upward to form joints with the segment above. The bridge that connects the upper and lower projections is the pars interarticularis, or just "the pars". Pars defects sometimes develop on 1 side only, but if breaks occur bilaterally, the vertebra becomes separated into 2 pieces. *Proper healing of pars defect requires that the fracture ends be immobilized in close contact right away*. This condition is rarely achievable with pars injuries, so the breach often fail to mend. Persistent separation is called a pars defect. Previously, doctors assumed pars defects were congenital or birth defects. Today, we know that they are really stress fractures that usually occur in the spines of young athletes (gymnasts, divers and football linemen). The presumed cause is repeated hyperextension, or backward bending, of the lumbar spine. It is a precursor to spondylolisthesis. Read more...
Since pain resolved with rest, unresolved fracture is unlikely. What is missing from the case are his physical findings, flexibility, core strength, etc. He might benefit most from a sports physical therapist. Golf with the bend and twist actions does put a lot of strain on the back musculature. Read more...
Needs Appropriate Imaging. Spinal fractures may only show under a STIR or fat suppressed type of MRI protocol. They have to know what they are looking for to apply the right settings. Spondylolysis is a condition in which the there is a defect in a portion of the spine called the pars interarticularis (a small segment of bone joining the facet joints in the back of the spine). With the condition of spondylolisthesis, the pars interarticularis defect can be on one side of the spine only (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral). There can be associated pain and symptoms just as you are describing. He should be evaluated by a qualified Neurosurgeon. Read more...

Is a reading of 40 low for vitamin d and if so what type of health issues could it have on me for example could it prevent a fracture from healing?

Over 30 is normal -- Value of vit d. So your vit d is well within normal limits. Low vit d affects bone healing, causes tiredness, fatigue etc. Check with your gp, to ensure your general health is good ; also to confirm the reading of vit d, with your lab doctor, to ensure its within normal limits, as different labs do use different references, especially in different countries. So have that checked. Good luck. Read more...