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Bone Fracture

Bone Fracture
What Is Bone Fracture?

A break in the bone most commonly caused by a fall is known as a bone fracture. The severity and location of the bone fracture can vary. Broadly, a fracture can be a complete fracture (bone is broken all through the way), incomplete fracture (bone is cracked) and open or compound fracture (fractured bone sticks out through the skin).

What Triggers A Bone Fracture?

  • Physical injury or accidental fall
  • Weakened bones due to medical conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Increasing age
  • Tumors in the bone or bone marrow

How Would You Know If You Have A Fractured Bone ?

  • Pain, swelling or tenderness
  • Paleness and deformity
  • Bleeding or bruising at the site
  • Weakness
  • Unable to bear own body weight
  • Numbness, tingling or paralysis

What Should You Do In Case Your Symptoms Worsen?

  • In case of a fracture, you may experience severe and intolerable pain. It is best recommended to see a doctor without a delay as it can complicate the condition
  • Your doctor will examine you physically and inspect the affected areas for swelling, tenderness and deformity.
  • The doctor may suggest certain radiological tests such as X-ray, CT scan or MRI scan to check for a bone fracture.

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Depending on the type and location of the fracture, the treatment for a broken bone may vary.
  • Your doctor may recommend a splint therapy, medication to relieve pain and surgical procedure to fix the broken bone.
  • You may be recommended to get a plaster (solid support) for a few weeks to allow the rejoining of the broken bone.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Bone Fracture ?

Unfortunately, there are no natural remedies for bone fractures. However, there are natural ways to strengthen the bones and prevent fractures in the body, such as: Eat bone healthy foods such as milk, calcium rich foods such as yoghurt, cheese, dried fi
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