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FRACTURES
Fractures of Bone / Bone Fracture


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  • Fracture Description
  • Fracture Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Fracture Causes
  • Fracture Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutritional Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Fracture Supplement & Support Products




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    FRACTURE DESCRIPTION

    A fracture is a break or a crack in a bone. When a bone has an external force exerted upon it, such as a blow or impact from a fall, there is a potential tht the bone will not withstand the amount of force and it will break. This loss of integrity results in a bone fracture. A fracture, break or crack all describe the same situation - an injury to the bone where it has been damaged. One is not more serious than another and all mean the same thing.

    LOCATION FRACTURE DESCRIPTIONS

    Fractures are usually described by their location, alignment of bones, and associated complications associated with blood and nerve function as well as if the skin is intact at the injury site. If the skin over the bone remains intact, a fracture is referred to as a closed or simple fracture; if the bone breaks the skin, it is termed an open or compound fracture.

    The terms and definitions used in medicine to describe fractures allow health care professionals to describe exactly where in the bone the fracture is located. For a reference point, the heart is considered the center of the body and the anatomic descriptions are based on their location in reference to the heart. When describing a location on or in the body, imagine standing straight up, looking forward with the arms slightly away from your side, and the palms turned forward.

    Common anatomic terms used to describe fractures include the following:
    • Proximal (closer to the center of the body) and Distal (further from the center): the elbow is proximal to the wrist and the wrist is distal to the elbow.

    • Anterior (toward the front of the body) and Posterior (toward the back): The chest is anterior to the back and the back is posterior to the chest.

    • Medial (toward the middle of the body) and Lateral (to the outer edge of the body): The ears are lateral to the nose and the nose is medial to the ears.
    By thinking of the body in the anatomic position, fractures can be described by their location in the bone and how the parts are aligned and related to each other. Fractures are either displaced or non-displaced, meaning that they are adequately aligned or not. Some health practitioners suggest that all fractures have some displacement and prefer the term "minimally displaced."

    The description of the fracture also includes the direction it takes within the bones.
    • Transverse: The fracture travels across the bone.
    • Oblique: The fracture occurs at an angle.
    • Spiral: The fracture spirals or extends down the length of the bone.
    • Comminuted: The fracture has more than two parts, multiple fragments are present.
    Other special terms used with bone fractures include:
    • Greenstick: In young children, the bones are not yet solid and when force is applied, it tends to bow and not break completely through. The term comes from a similar situation when trying to break a young branch off a tree.
    • Torus: In children, when only one part of a bone buckles it is called a torus or incomplete fracture.
    • Open Fracture: An open fracture describes the situation where the bone penetrates through the skin. The skin is very important in protecting the inside of the body from infection. If the skin overlying a broken bone is damaged, whether it is cut, torn or scraped, there is potential for bacteria from the outside world to invade the broken bone and cause an infection.
    Fractures are classified as open (if the skin is damaged) or closed (if the skin is intact). An open fracture may require an orthopedic surgeon to wash out the fracture site to prevent osteomyelitis (bone infection). Depending upon circumstances, the type of fracture, the amount of contamination to the skin and wound, and the person's condition, this procedure may take place in the operating room.

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    FRACTURE FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    PAIN: Simply put, broken bones hurt. A fracture may cause extreme pain and tenderness in the injured area. The lining of the bone (periosteum) is rich with nerve endings that can cause pain when inflamed; and the muscles surrounding the fracture go into spasm to prevent movement of the fracture site, and this spasm may intensify the pain.

    SWELLING: Bones have a rich blood supply and will bleed when injured. This will cause swelling and the blood that seeps into the surrounding tissue will also cause further pain. The discoloration due to the blood can show up as dark red or purple bruise in the area of the fracture site. Because muscles and tendons may not be damaged, the person may be able to move the injured extremity. For that reason, just because you can move the injured area, does not mean it is not broken.

    LOSS OF SENSATION: A protruding bone or blood under the skin; and numbness, tingling, or paralysis below the fracture. If there is damage to a nearby artery, the injury may be cool and pale (distal to the injury), and if there is nerve damage, there may be numbness (distally). A major fracture, such as of an arm or leg, may also cause a loss of the pulse below the fracture as well as weakness and an inability to bear weight. Broken arms, fingers, or legs may be bent out of alignment.

    COMMON FRACTURES

    The most common fractures involve the clavicle (collarbone), the forearm (radius and ulna), the wrist, the ankle and the hip. Closed fractures are more common than open fractures (the skin overlying the injury is intact and not damaged). In children, a fracture of the distal radius is most common. The break occurs in the radius near the wrist but usually does not involve the joint itself.

    SHOULDER FRACTURES

    Broken shoulder may include the clavical (collar bone) or the scapula (shoulder blade). The clavicle (collarbone) fracture is one of the most commonly seen broken bones, fracture of the humeral head (the ball) is quite common an older person who falls. Depending upon the amount of comminution (into how many pieces the humeral head breaks) surgery may or may not be required. Initial treatment usually begins with a sling. The scapula or shoulder blade is a flat bone and very difficult to break. The mechanism is usually a direct blow. Any scapula fracture needs to be evaluated for related injuries.

    BROKEN HAND OR FINGERS

    Injuries to the hands and fingers are very common because they are exposed in daily activities. In addition to the bones, the health care professional will be interested in making certain there are no tendon or nerve injuries associated with any broken bone(s). Because the anatomy of the hand is so complex, complicated fractures may be referred to an orthopedic or plastic hand specialist. Many of them will only require splinting or casting, but occasionally surgery will be necessary.

    BROKEN WRIST

    Falling on an outstretched hand is the most common reason for a wrist fracture. It is often the distal radius that is damaged, and the fracture may involve more than one bone. Aside from the radius, wrist fractures may also include fractures of the carpal bones of the wrist (carpus), those that connect the radius to the long bones of the hand (metacarpals). Health practitioners often look for fractures of the scaphoid bone (the bone between the bottom of the thumb and the top of the radius), and dislocations of the lunate (the bone next to the scaphoid bone) that may be difficult to see on plain X-ray.

    In some cases, the wrist is splinted even if X-rays are normal because upon physical examination the doctor may be concerned about a potential occult or hidden fracture (the fracture is so small that it does not show up on an X-ray). Depending upon the bone that is injured and it's alignment, surgery may or may not be required. Regardless of the treatment, the goal is to have a normally aligned wrist, especially if the fracture involves the joint surface. Poor alignment may lead to arthritis in the future.

    COMPRESSION FRACTURES

    The spine, commonly known as the backbone, is a column of bones comprised of 7 cervical (neck), 12 thoracic (ribcage or upper back) and 5 lumbar (lower back) vertebrae. The spine holds the body upright, erect against gravity, and is used to protect the spinal cord, the main nerve cord running from the brain to the rest of the body. Compression fractures can be caused by osteoporosis, injury, or trauma.

    HIP FRACTURES

    Hip fractures are perhaps the most common fracture seen in people 75 years of age or older. While falls and trauma may be the obvious cause, many times, people are more susceptible to hip fracture because of osteoporosis and sometimes the hip will break spontaneously. The hip joint is made up of the interconnection of two bones in a ball and socket: 1) the socket in the pelvis (acetabulum), and 2) the ball (femoral head). Hip fractures refer to the femur fracture. Almost all hip fractures require surgery and the type of surgery depends upon where in the femur that the fracture is located.

    LEG FRACTURES

    Each of the many bones of the lower extremity is at risk for fracture. Leg fractures also may involve the knee joint, and treatment depends upon the type of fracture. Similarly, fractures of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) and talus (the most proximal bone in the foot) may involve the ankle joint. Fractures and dislocations of the foot may be as complex as the hand. Because of the anatomy, they may also be more difficult to diagnosis on plain X-rays.

    TOE FRACTURES

    Broken toes are a common fracture and may be diagnosed by history and physical examination. X-rays may or may not be needed depending upon the clinical situation.

    SKULL FRACTURES

    The purpose of the skull is to protect the brain. It is a flat bone and it takes a significant direct blow to cause a fracture. Because the main concern is an injury to the brain and not the skull injury , plain X-rays are not routinely performed to look for a skull fracture. Instead CT scan of the brain is recommended if there is concern about a brain injury. Skull fractures are often associated with localized swelling and bleeding at the site of injury.

    Basilar Skull Fractures describe damage to bone at the base of the brain. Physical findings may include bloody drainage from the ear or nose, bruising behind the ear (Battle's sign), and bruising around the eyes (Raccoon eyes).

    With a Depressed Skull Fracture, the bone is broken and fragments are pushed inward. Depending upon depth of the bony depression and whether there is brain tissue involvement, surgery may be required.

    With an Open Skull Fracture, the scalp is lacerated and the wound may connect with the fibrous coverings of the brain (meninges). Surgery is often performed to help prevent infection.

    STRESS FRACTURES

    Stress Fractures are the result of multiple microtraumas where the bone cannot tolerate and absorb repeated stresses placed upon it. It is an overuse injury and is often seen in the lower leg especially with runners and other athletes. If untreated, and if the person continues to participate in offending activity, the stress fracture may progress to a completed fracture. These are most often seen in athletes who participate in running, tennis, basketball, and other sports that involve running and jumping on hard surfaces.

    March Fracture is the name given to a stress fracture of the metatarsal bone of the foot. They are described in soldiers who are forced to walk or "march" for prolonged distances.





    FRACTURE CAUSES

    Fractures occur most often in the very young and in older adults, Indeed, fractures pose an increasing problem as we grow older and our bones become more brittle. Depending upon the situation, the age of the individual, and his or her overall health, the amount of force required to break a bone may not be very great.

    People with osteoporosis have bones that lack calcium and become brittle. A minor injury or even gravity may create enough force to cause a vertabral compression fracture of the back or a hip fracture. Falls account for 87-percent of all fractures in people aged 65 or older. An estimated 300,000 hip fractures occur in people over 50 years of age each year. People aged 85 or older are 15 times more likely to suffer from a fracture if they fall than people between 60 and 65. Osteoporosis is a factor in the majority of these cases. Hip fractures are by far the most troublesome fractures for older adults, and, unfortunately, many cannot live an independent life after a hip fracture.

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    COMPRESSION FRACTURE

    People with osteoporosis lose calcium from the bones, and the vertebrae may become weak and unable to hold up against the forces of gravity, so they gradually compress over time. A compression fracture due to an injury may or may not have spinal cord or nerve root irritation bcause of the fracture. A compression fracture doe to trauma most likely occurs from a moter vehicle crash or fall from height.

    A broken bone calls for prompt professional help. After a bone has been set, the following supplements and other recommendations will aid in healing.

    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Description & Overview
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Osteoporosis & Calcium
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Cause, Treatment & Nutrition
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteotherapy (Bone-Building Treatment)





    FATIGUE CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    DIAGNOSIS

    Most broken bones require medical care but the urgency of that care depends upon the type of fracture and the circumstances.

  • The health practitioner will take a history of the patient's injury, examine the injury, and look for potential other injuries that may have occurred.
  • The skin surrounding the injured area is inspected to look for a laceration, scrape, or skin tear.
  • The area of tenderness and swelling will be evaluated to identify the injured bone.
  • The type of X-ray that is ordered depends on the specific injury.
  • Sometimes plain X-rays do not identify the injury. If the health practitioner is still concerned, CT scan or MRI might be ordered.


  • FRACTURES IN CHILDREN

    Fractures may be difficult to diagnose in children because bones have not completely formed. Many parts of developing bone are comprised mostly of cartilage and have yet to have calcium deposited in them. Growing bone also has growth plates that may mimic or hide fractures. On occasion, the diagnosis of a fracture is made clinically based upon physical exam, even if the X-rays do not show an injury.

    FRACTURE TREATMENT & BONE HEALING

    The initial treatment of a fracture begins with stabilization and immobilization. In the field RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) may help make the patient more comfortable and prevent the fractured bones from moving. Often the pain associated with a fracture is due to spasm of the muscles surrounding the fracture site trying to prevent movement. Splinting may help relieve some of that pain. Depending upon the injury, EMS providers may consider traction to help with stabilization and pain control.

    For non-open fractures, or other fractures that can be treated without emergency surgery, the goal is to immobilize the injury to maintain anatomic alignment to allow the bone to heal.

    BONE HEALING STAGES

    Bone heals in three stages.
    • Reactive Stage: The blood clot that forms at the fracture site begins to organize and the body's building blocks start to bridge the gap between the two ends of the broken bone.

    • Repair Stage: Specialized cells located in the outer lining of the bone (periosteum), begin to form a lattice work or grids of cartilage and bone, called a callus, which spans the fracture. More bone is laid down to provide strength to the area.

    • Remodeling Phase: Over the next few years, the body will attempt to resculpt this mass of bone into it's original size and shape.
    In the emergency department, walk in clinic, or health practitioner's office, the extremity is usually splinted using a combination of soft padding, casting material (plaster, fiberglass), and ace wraps. This splint is not circumferential like a cast, because a fracture has the potential for swelling of the surrounding tissues, and if a tight cast were in place, that swelling could cause complications including significant pain and potential blood supply issues.

    Once the patient is discharged, their instructions are to elevate the injury and ice the area, even with the splint, to help decrease swelling and inflammation. After a few days, once the initial swelling has resolved, a circumferential cast may replace the splint and will be worn until the fracture is healed. The time frame for healing depends upon the type of fracture and its location. X-rays may be used to help determine when it is time for the cast to be removed.

    Finger and hand fractures may be more complicated. The hand is a complex web of tendons, blood vessels, and nerves that allow fine motor function. What might be acceptable healing and alignment in an arm or leg may not be appropriate in a hand. Some finger injuries need nothing more than a metal splint or buddy taping one finger to another for support, while others will need surgery. The type of treatment will depend upon the type of injury.

    Most toe injuries heal very well own and need nothing more than buddy taping one toe to another for support.

    The treatment for rib fractures involves pain control so that the patient can take deep breaths and allow the lung to expand beneath the injury site to prevent pneumonia. Rib injuries are not wrapped or bandaged to help with pain control because this will limit their movement, and prevent lung expansion. Because of this, rib fractures generally take 4 to 6 weeks to heal and may cause pain throughout the healing process.

    SURGICAL FRACTURE TREATMENT

    The decision to surgically operate on a fracture depends upon the type of fracture, whether it can heal in good alignment on its own, and whether other potential complications exist. Sometimes patients are taken to the operating room for a closed reduction (resetting of the bone) and splinting of the fracture. When a fracture is markedly displaced and misaligned, it may be too painful to move or manipulated the bone without an anesthetic. If it appears that the fracture is unstable and cannot be held in place and in good alignment with just a splint or cast, an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) may be needed. An incision is made so that the bony pieces can be identified and aligned. Metal plates and screws, wires or rods may be used to stabilize the fracture. The hardware may be left in place forever or it may be there only temporarily until the fracture heals. Hip fractures almost always require ORIF to allow the patient to heal and regain the ability to walk.

    Surgery may be required in situations where there is associated injury to arteries and nerves and they need to be repaired or decompressed. Open fractures often have to go to the operating room to be washed out to prevent infection of the bone (osteomyelitis).

    TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ultrasound therapy after a fracture may speed healing as much as 45 percent. The device has been approved by the FDA but only, at present, for wrist and shinbone fractures. This treatment is applied at home through a window in the cast. It is expensive, however, and may not be covered by some health insurance policies.

  • Glucosamine sulfate is a natural alternative to aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Glucosamine is found naturally in joint cartilage. It stimulates the production of the substances needed for joint repair.

  • A study of senior citizens who took tranquilizers revealed that they suffered 70 percent more hip fractures than did other people their age.

  • FRACTURE PROGNOSIS

    Fractures are a common injury, but the prognosis depends upon the bone that is broken, the location of the break, whether any complications exist and the underlying medical condition of the individual. Most arm and leg fractures heal well, and the goal is for the person to return to their baseline level of activity.

    HOME FRACTURE PREVENTION

    Many broken bones occur because of accidents in the home, at work or at play, and not all may be preventable. Using proper safety equipment and precautions may minimize the risk of injury, but it cannot be completely eliminated. As we age, there is an increased risk for falls at homes and some preventive steps may help reduce fall risks. Make your home safer by taking measures such as the following:
    • Use non-slippery floor coverings and non-slip mats on the floor in the bathroom, in the bathdub or shower. If you have carpets that are not fitted, make sure the edges are taped or racked down. Loose rugs or uneven floors should be repaired.

    • Make sure you keep your path clear. High traffic areas like from the bed to the bath or from the kitchen to the living area need to be clear from hazards like excess furniture, extension cords, or boxes.

    • If you have pets, they should be trained to keep out of your way. Make sure their toys, beds and other care items are picked up and put away.

    • Do not leave things on the floor. Pick up clothing, towels, newspapers, magazines, toys, and other items off the floor.

    • Make sure you have plenty of light so that you can see properly. Use nightlights and battery-powered lights throughout the low light areas to add extra illumination when needed.

    • Wipe up any spilled liquids immediately. Especially important in the kitchen and bathroom. Use "floor wet" signs for recently mopped areas until they are thoroughly dried.

    • Wear shoes or slippers with rubber soles. Avoid slippery soled shoes. Avoid wet or icy sidewalks, driveways and porch areas.

    • Take extra precautions when using the stairs. Install handrails if necessary.

    • If you have difficulty getting in and out of the tub or shower, install hand grip handles and grab bars and devices to give you extra stability.

    • Keep the telephone in a readily accessible place. Do not rush to answer it. Portable phones are available with a simple large red button that will connect you directly with the 911 emergency number.

    • Medical alert devices that are worn around the neck or wrist are available for people living alone.

    • Talk to your health care provider about the medications you are taking and discuss whether they might impair your balance or orientation.

  • If you are in discomfort after a fall, have an x-ray taken of the painful area. If there is a fracture, you need to have it attended to immediately.

  • If you suffer a hip fracture, ask your health care provider about nerve block before you have an operation to fix it. A nerve block can lessen the amount of oral analgesic administered during surgery.

  • Bones also get old as we age and the management of osteoporosis is a life-long commitment. Increasing Calcium content in bone will decrease the risk of spontaneous fracture, and also may make bone strong enough to potentially withstand an injury that otherwise would result in a fracture. Ways to prevent osteoporosis include:
    • Increase weight bearing exercise.
    • Make sure you are getting the right amount of Calcium and Vitamin D in the diet. Take supplements if necessary.
    • Do not smoke.
    • Avoid excess alcohol intake.
    HELPFUL RELATED LINKS

    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Description & Overview
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Osteoporosis & Calcium
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Cause, Treatment & Nutrition
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteotherapy (Bone-Building Treatment)
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    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Boswellia, also known as Frankincense, is a herb used commonly in Ayurvedic medicine, aids in the process of recovery from a fracture, easing pain and acting as an excellent anti-inflammatory. Powdered Frankincense resin is added to water, tincture, and very rarely as a tea. For internal use, it is sometimes mixed with Myrrh or Cress. In Ayurvedic medicine, Frankincense is combined with Turmeric to make teas, tinctures, or encapsulations for treating arthritis and muscle pain.

  • Chamomile is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach, as well as inhaling Chamomile vapor for asthma and other lung problems. Chamomile is helpful in providing comforting relaxation benefits, soothing nerves and aiding sleep.

  • Comfrey Leaf is one of the most well known healing plants, especially for its ability to healing damaged tissue and bone.

  • Horsetail extract is a good source of silica, which enhances the utilization of Calcium and promotes healing and repair. Horsetail Herb is rich in silica, heavily concentrated in its dried stems. The name comes from the appearance of the mature plant, which resembles a horse's tail. It is usually used in tea, tinctures and encapsulations. Universally, it is used in cosmetics. In very high doses, Horsetail is sedative and anticonvulsant. The primary use of the herb, however, is as a diuretic. Gently stimulating increased urinary flow, Horsetail helps flush infectious bacteria out of the bladder without altering the body's balance of electrolytes. The powdered form of the herb is better when electrolytes may be depleted. It is also the form of the herb being investigated as a treatment for age-related memory impairment. Precautions: When taking Horsetail powder for its diuretic effect, be sure to drink extra water for maximum benefit. Avoid if there are kidney stones. Do not take horsetail herb if you take an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and you have congestive heart failure, as the combination of the herb and the drug can cause accumulation of excessive potassium. Not recommended while pregnant.

  • Turmeric paste makes a good poultice. Combine turmeric with a little hot water and apply it to the site of the injury on a gauze dressing. This is also good for bruises and helps to reduce swelling. Turmeric is useful as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce Alzheimer's debilitating effects, but there are multiple studies that suggest curcumin (the active ingredient in Turmeric) can have some potential in actually treating various forms of cancer. Through its antioxidant mechanisms, Curcumin supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Turmeric is used in teas, tinctures, and poultices. Combined with Dong Quai for treating menstrual cramps. Ayurvedic medicine uses Turmeric with Guggul for treating liver disease. Many of the healing of benefits of turmeric have been ascribed to curcumin, a group of antioxidant compounds found in the rhizome. Although curcumin is available as a standardized extract, the whole herb may be more beneficial for you than the curcumin extract: Only very small amounts of curcumin are absorbed into the bloodstream. Turmeric as a whole herb stays in the digestive tract longer than curcumin, releasing antioxidant curcumin along with other beneficial substances.

    Turmeric is the main anti-inflammatory herb of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda uses turmeric to treat diseases of the liver and to relieve inflammation. Laboratory tests have found that turmeric in antioxidant and antimutagenic, that is, it potentially helps prevent new cancers that are caused by chemotherapy or radiation used to treat existing cancers. Turmeric in the diet may prevent pain of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. A volatile oil in the spice is as effective in relieving pain, under laboratory conditions, as equal amounts steroids. The antioxidants in turmeric fight atherosclerosis by deactivating platelet-activating facto (POAF). This protein seals leaks in blood vessels by stimulating the growth of a protein "net" on which a cholesterol plaque can form. Curcumin in turmeric helps prevent hardening of the arteries in people who have diabetes, and also helps stop the loss of protein through the kidneys.

    In the laboratory, the antioxidants in turmeric kills cultures of cancer cells from the skin, bloodstream, and ovaries. Curcumin may stop the action of a livery enzyme that activates environmental toxins into carcinogen forms, and may be especially useful in deactivating the carcinogens in cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco.

    Turmeric in the diet increases the production of enzymes that digest fats and sugars, and stop cholesterol from forming gallstones. Turmeric prevents the release of histamine in the stomach, quelling nervous stomach and counteracting food allergies. Turmeric fights gum inflammation by halting the action of a gene that creates irritant chemicals. With the irritation, bacteria cannot find a place to grow, and the absence of bacteria reduces both bad breath and gingivitis. Of course, if you use turmeric to prevent bad breath, you should not eat curries made with garlic.

    Precautions: As is the case with so many herbs, turmeric should be used in moderation. Too much turmeric for too long can cause stomach distress. Since turmeric is included in Ayurvedic formulas for birth control, women trying to become pregnant should limit their consumption of the herb, and it should be avoided while pregnant. Excessive use of turmeric should also be avoided in people with congestive heart failure. The curcumin in turmeric activates a gene called p53. This gene deactivates cancer cells, but it also deactivates damaged cells in the heart.

  • A poultice of fresh Mullein leaves is also good. See Using A Poultice for more information.





  • DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eat half of a fresh Pineapple every day until the fracture is healed. Pineapple contains Bromelain, an enzyme that acts to reduce swelling and inflammation. Use only fresh pineapple, not canned or processed. If you do not like pineapple, the food supplement bromelain will provide the same benefits. Bromelain should be taken on an empty stomach. Bromelain is a proteolytic digestive enzyme that can enhance absorption of protein. It may also affect protein turnover in the body including proteins found in joint tissue. Bromelain has been the subject of over 200 scientific studies in medicine, dentistry, and animal research over the past 30 years.

  • Avoid red meat, as well as colas and any other products containing caffeine. Foods with preservatives should also be avoided due to their phosphorus content. Phosphorus can lead to bone loss.

  • Use Clay poultices for bruises and swelling. See Poultices for more information. Bentonite Pascalite Clay is used in soap and toothpaste, applied as a poultice to insect bites, sunburns, infections, cold sores and acne, and as a suppository for hemorrhoids. Users found it a potent skin cleanser and conditioner, drank it for heartburn and ulcers and swallowed capsules of Pascalite as a natural mineral and dietary supplement. Ranchers and veterinarians applied it to wounds and infections on livestock. If clay supplements are taken internally, it is extremely important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent intestinal blockage.

  • Arnica (Arnica montana) used primarily as a modern pharmaceutical prparation, such as a cream or tincture, may be applied to relief pain, swelling, stiffness, bruising caused by falls, blows, bumps, bruises, sports injuries, over-exercising, overexertion, and more. Internally, it can be taken as a homeopathic medicine.

  • Boron Chelate helps to prevent the loss of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium through the urine. Boron is an important trace mineral for bone and joint health throughout life, as well as for the development and maintenance of healthy bone density. Boron has been the subject of clinical studies demonstrating its efficacy in the support of healthy joints.

  • Chondroitin Sulfate & Glucosamine Sulfate are a combination of two powerful nutrients that help to promote optimum support for joints and cartilage function, strength and mobility.

  • Digestive Multi-Enzymes are needed to help with proper digestion of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Since cooking destroys many of the digestive enzymes in food, taking plant fiber-based digestive enzymes aids in digesting even the heaviest meal. A digestive enzyme complex is an important combination of critical enzymes that help support normal digestive function, cholesterol levels, fat metabolism and more.

  • Vitamin D helps the body to regulate the transport of calcium from the digestive system through the bloodstream to bone. It also assists in the retention of calcium and phosphorus.

  • Calcium and Magnesium taken in easy to digest liquid form, can help with the development of strong bones and teeth, also prevents muscle cramping, risk of colon cancer, maintain regular heart beat, protects against osteoporosis and helps relax the central nervous system.

  • Kelp Seaweed (Norwegian) is an effective treatment for hyperthyroidism. Kelp has a high mineral content useful for balancing electrolytes and replacing micro-trace minerals required by the body in an easily digested form. Some tests have shown Kelp to be helpful when used as a supplemental treatment of tumors; however, the reports are not conclusive at this time.

  • MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) combined with Glucosamine provides nutritional support for healthy joints by lubricating, nourishing, and easing inflammation in damaged tissue and cartilage. MSM supplement plays a beneficial role in connective tissue and joint flexibility, immune health, arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, pain, hair, skin, nails, athletic injuries, acne, wrinkles and allergies.

  • Potassium aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions and is vital for the elimination of wastes.

  • Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) is converted in the body to the main coenzyme responsible for amino acid and protein metabolism.

  • B Vitamins are precursors of coenzymes involved in the conversion of cellular energy, manufacture of hormones and proteins, and repair and maintenance of nerve structures. They also function as lipotropics which converts fats to other useful products. A complete Vitamin B-Complex of 8 essential vitamins. B Vitamins are precursors of coenzymes involved in the conversion of cellular energy, manufacture of hormones and proteins, and repair and maintenance of nerve structures.

  • Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.

  • Zinc is present in all tissues, organs and secretions of the body. Chelated zinc is naturally chelated with an advanced amino acid complex for superior absorption.


  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Bone Joint Support
    As directed on label. To supply essential nutrients for bone health.

  • Bone & Joint Support Supplement Products
  • Boron
    3 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. Important in bone health and healing. Studies show Boron can increase Calcium uptake by as mouch as 30-percent.

  • Boron Supplement Products
  • Calcium
    1,000 to 2,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Vital for proper bone repair.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    500 to 1,000 mg daily. Needed to balance with Calcium.

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Potassium
    99 mg daily. Useful for maintaining good muscle and heart function.

  • Potassium Supplement Products
  • Glucosamine Sulfate
    And
    Chondroitin
    Plus
    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
    As directed on labels. Important for the repair of bones and connective tissue. Also relieves pain and inflammation. Helps the body maintain joint flexibility by building cartilage. MSM makes cell walls permeable, allowing water and nutrients to freely flow into cells and allowing wastes and toxins to properly flow out.

  • Glucosamine Supplement Products
  • Chondroitin Supplement Products
  • MSM Supplement Products
  • Kelp
    1,000 to 1,500 mg daily. Rich in calcium and minerals in a natural balance.

  • Kelp Herbal Supplement Products
  • Multi-Proteolytic Enzyme Complex
    As directed on label. Take between meals. When taken between meals, reduces inflammation. When taken with meals, aids digestion of proteins. Caution: Do not tive this supplement to a child under the age of 16 years.

  • Multi-Enzymes Supplement Products
  • S-Adenosylmethionine
    (SAM-e)
    As directed on label. A natural alternative to prescribed antidepressants. Can also be used in a lower dose as an anti-inflammatory agent for joint stiffness. Caution: Do not use if you have manic depressive disorder or take prescription antidepressants.

  • SAM-e Supplement Products
  • Silica
    Or
    Horsetail
    As directed on label. Supplies Silicon, needed for Calcium uptake and connective tissue repair.

  • Boron Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 6,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Important in repair of bones, connective tissue, and muscles.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D-3
    400 to 1,000 IU daily. Needed for calcium absorption, bone repair, and immune support. May help prevent fractures.

  • Vitamin D Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    80 IU daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Important in tissue repair. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or zinc methionate (OptiZinc) for best absorption.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Free Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Speeds healing. Use a sublingual form, if available.

  • Amino Acid Complex Supplement Products
  • Octacosanol
    3,000 mg daily. Improves tissue repair.

  • Octacosanol Supplement Products
  • Raw Liver Extract
    As directed on label. Supplies balanced B-Vitamins and other needed vitamins and minerals. See Glandular Therapy for more information.

  • Liver Glandular Supplement Products
  • Desiccated Liver Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    With
    Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex
    50,000 IU daily for one month, then reduce to 25,000 IU daily until healed. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Protein is not utilized without Vitamin A. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    As directed on label. Helps maintain healthy muscle tone and proper brain function. Important for older adults because threse nutrients are less well absorbed as we age.

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  • And Extra
    Vitamin B-5
    (Pantothenic Acid)
    100 mg 3 times daily. Antistress vitamin aids in vitamin utilization.

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  • Folic Acid
    400 to 600 mcg per day from all sources. Reduces homocysteine, high levels of which raise the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • You or a family member have a fracture of a bone. After the bone has been seen professionally, follow the nutritional guidelines given above.

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    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Description & Overview
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Osteoporosis & Calcium
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteoporosis Cause, Treatment & Nutrition
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Osteotherapy (Bone-Building Treatment)
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Bone Fractures
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Sprains, Strains, & Other Injuries of Muscles & Joints
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Arthritis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Arthritis - Nutritional Therapy
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  • QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS


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    BONE SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other valuable bone-reinforcing nutrients.

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    HerbsPro: Bone Strength Take Care, New Chapter, 30 Tabs (82249)
    HerbsPro: Bone Support With Ostivone, TwinLab, 60 Tabs (19453)
    HerbsPro: Bone-Up, Jarrow Formulas, 60 Caps (84870)
    HerbsPro: Bone Strength Take Care, New Chapter, 60 Tabs (82250)
    HerbsPro: Os-Cal Calcium With Vitamin D-3 Light Lemon Chiffon Chewables, Abreva, 60 Count
    Helps reduce the risk of hip fractures in a light lemon chiffon flavor.
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus D Bone Density Builder, Citracal, 80 Tabs (96840)
    HerbsPro: Yummi Bears Bone Builder, Hero Nutritional Products, 90 Count (80568)
    HerbsPro: Osteo-Bone Formula, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 90 VCaps (100502)
    HerbsPro: Bone-Up, Jarrow Formulals, 120 Caps (1135)
    HerbsPro: Ultra Bone-Up, Jarrow Formulas, 120 Tabs (1155)
    HerbsPro: Bone Strength Formula With KoAct, Life Extension, 120 Caps (91926)
    HerbsPro: Ideal Bone Formula, Thompson, 120 Caps (62875)
    HerbsPro: Bone Strength Take Care, New Chapter, 120 Tabs (82251)
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Bone Builder, Ethical Nutrients, 120 Tabs (111246)
    HerbsPro: BioSil Bone Mineralizer Matrix, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 120 VCaps (106849)
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Vitamin D-3, Os-Cal, 160 Tabs
    Calcium supplements with Vitamin D-3 in easy to swallow tablet. Proves effective in more clinicals, helps reduce the risk of hip fractures by 29-percent.
    HerbsPro: Bone Calcium Complex, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 180 Caps (18267)
    HerbsPro: Osteo-Bone Formula, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 180 VCaps (100503)
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Bone Builder, Ethical Nutrients, 220 Tabs (111247)
    HerbsPro: Reinforce Bone Formula, Natures Life, 240 Tabs (90740)
    HerbsPro: Bone-Up, Jarrow Formulas, 240 Caps (3146)
    HerbsPro: Ultra Bone-Up, Jarrow Formulas, 240 Tabs (1155)
    HerbsPro: Bone Calcium, Now Foods, 240 Tabs (67808)
    HerbsPro: Bone Strength Caps, Now Foods, 240 Caps (67811)
    HerbsPro: Dr. Strums Intensive Bone Formula, Life Extension, 300 VCaps (114750)
    HerbsPro: Reinforce Bone Formula, Natures Life, 360 Caps (90104)
    HerbsPro: Bone Strengthener, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49477)
    HerbsPro: Bone Support Concentrate, Eidon Ionic Minerals, 2 oz. (81085)
    HerbsPro: Bone Support, Eidon Ionic Minerals, 19 oz. (81067)

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  • OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Natuals, 60 Caps
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Natuals, 120 Caps
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Natuals, 240 Caps
    At around the age of 30, our bone mass begins to decline. Support healthy bones with calcium hydroxyapatite, made from a form of calcium that gives bones their strength and rigidity. Bones consist of living cells embedded in a mineralized organic matrix. The more bone mass, the stronger the bone. This form of calcium contains phosphorus in the appropriate ratio for bone building. The vitamin D supports the body's assimilation of these important minerals. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.

    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Naturals, 60 Caps
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Naturals, 120 Caps
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Source Naturals, 240 Caps
    At around the age of 30, our bone mass begins to decline. Support healthy bones with calcium hydroxyapatite, made from a form of calcium that gives bones their strength and rigidity. Bones consist of living cells embedded in a mineralized organic matrix. The more bone mass, the stronger the bone. This form of calcium contains phosphorus in the appropriate ratio for bone building. The vitamin D supports the body's assimilation of these important minerals. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Osteoporosis, Woodland Publishing, 31 Page Booklet
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus, Blueberry Flavor, Buried Treasure, 16 fl oz.
    Dietary supplement promotes increased bone density and helps to prevent osteoporosis. Vegetarian safe. Contains Calcium Citrate (1000 mg), Vitamin D (400 IU), Potassium Iodine (100 mcg), Magnesiu Aspartate (500 mg), Vitamin C (60 mg), Zinc Gluconate (15 mg), Selenium Chelate (50 mcg), Manganese Citrate (10 mg), Chromium Picolinate (100 mcg), Potassium Citrate (40 mg), Boron Citrate (3 mg), and Silicon Rice Chelate (75 mg) per 2 tablespoon serving. Calcium Citrate is the most readily absorbed supplemental form of calcium. Magnesium: may be more important in preventing and perhaps reversing osteoporosis than calcium, since it balances the body's calcium supply and keeps it from being excreted. It is one of the most versatile minerals involved in energy production, nerve function, muscle relaxation, and bone and tooth formation. Magnesium Citrate is the most readily absorbed form of magnesium. Vitamin D: is essential for bone health and important in the prevention of osteoporosis. Its main function is to regulate blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. It aids the body's absorption of calcium, slows calcium loss and promotes maintenance of bone mass.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D-3, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Solgar, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D-3, Natural Orange-Vanilla Flavor, Solgar, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Cal-Mag Fizz, Tropical Fruit, Baywood, 492 grams
    A dietary supplement with calcium used to maintain good bone health and may reduce high risk of osteoporosis later in life. Effervescent blend dissolves in cold water with no mixing.
    HerbsPro: Cal-Mag Fizz, Mixed Berry, Baywood, 492 grams
    A dietary supplement with calcium and magnesium used to maintain good bone health and may reduce risk of osteoporosis. Effervescent blend dissolves in cold water with no mixing.
    HerbsPro: Cal-Mag Fizz, Lemon-Lime, Baywood, 492 grams
    A dietary supplement with calcium and magnesium used to maintain good bone health and may reduce risk of osteoporosis. Effervescent blend dissolves in cold water with no mixing.
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate Mixed Berry Wellness Gummy, Rainbow Light, 30 Count
    Dietary supplement with naturally bioavailable, easy to absorb Calcium Citrate. May reduce risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: 2EAO Calcium, NCI, 500 mg, 50 Caps
    Calcium is a mineral that plays a role in the development and integrity of bones and teeth, heart rhythm, blood clotting, brain, nerve, eye and muscle function, blood pressure, kidney function, cholesterol levels, and decreases the risk of colon cancer and osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus Vitamin D-3, For Bone Health, Sundown Naturals, 60 Caps
    Dietary supplement with 1200 mg Calcium per serving plus 1000 IU Vitamin D-3. Promotes bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D, Mason, 60 Tabs
    Builds strong bones and may help prevent osteoporosis. Compare to Citracal Plus D.
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Vitamin D, For Bone Health, Sunmark, 600 mg, 60 Tabs
    Double the Vitamin D-3 may reduce the risk of osteoporosis and bone health.
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Vitamin D Plus Minerals, Chewables For Bone Health, Sunmark, 600 mg, 60 Tabs
    A dietary supplement for bone health. Double the Vitamin D-3 (1600 IU) with 1200 mg Calcium may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Vitamin D-3 Adult Gummies, Natures Bounty, Assorted Flavors, 600 mg, 90 Gummies
    HerbsPro: Vegetable Calcium With Magnesium, Phyto Therapy, 90 VCaps
    8 forms of calcium and 5 forms of magnesium in a vegetarian capsule with vitamins D-3 and K-1 for optimum utilization. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life as part of a well-balanced diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Rx, Phyto Therapy, 90 Caps
    Dietary supplement with 6 forms of calcium and 3 forms of magnesium with Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin K-1 for optimal utilization. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Vitamin D-3, Vita Plus, 2000 IU, 90 Tabs
    Vitamin D-3 plays an important role in calcium absorption, support osteoporosis and bone density. It is an essential nutrient for our healthy body function.
    HerbsPro: Calcium, Magnesium Zinc Mineral Supplement, Promotes Bone Health, Natures Bounty, 100 Caplets
    HerbsPro: Chelated Calcium Magnesium, Natures Bounty, 100 Tabs
    Mineral supplement promotes bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Osteo Plex, Olympian Labs, 100 Tabs
    Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones become fragile and more vulnerable to breaking and fracturing. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress until a bone breaks, making the condition painfully evident. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist and often require extensive recovery. Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for more than 28 million Americans, 80-percent of whom are women.
    HerbsPro: Maximum Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D, Coated Tablets, Citracal, 120 Tabs
    Citracal contains calcium citrate, which is highly absorbable and can be taken with or without food. Vitamin D for unsurpassed absorption. To maintain healthy bones, a healthy diet with enough calcium and vitamin D throughout life is recommended, along with regular exercise. This may reduce the risk of osteoporosis, particularly for middle aged and older women, including those with a family history of the disease who are at higher risk. 2 Caplets contain 500 IU Vitamin D-3, 630 mg Calcium.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Rx, Phyto Therapy, 180 Softgels
    Dietary supplement with 6 forms of calcium and 3 forms of magnesium with Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin K-1 for optimal utilization. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    HerbsPro: Magnesium Orotate, NCI, 200 Tabs
    Magnesium orotate is taken by competitive athletes to increase endurance. It is taken to relieve symptoms of magnesium deficiency, including diabetes, hypertension, dementia, and osteoporosis, and to relieve migraines, asthma, chronic lung disease, heart attacks, arrhythmia, blood vessel stiffness, atherosclerosis.
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Vitamin D, For Bone Health, Nature's Bounty, 600 mg, 250 Tab
    Mineral supplement promotes bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.


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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
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    Black Cumin Oil
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