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I am four weeks and two days into my recovery from a fibula fracture (Weber A - stable). I am a big believer in supplementing regular medical care with appropriate and safe alternate remedies. I thought I would share what I've been doing and ask if others have anything they have tried that works well for them as I am always open to new ideas and approaches.
1) I take daily vitamins (I was slacking on this before I was injured, but I started taking them immediately after the injury):
a) I have a multi vitamin and mineral supplement designed for women over 40 (from the health food store so its a really good quality one).
b) I also have a bone strength vitamin (vit K2, k1, d3 and red marine algae)
2) I use arnica montana gel on my bruises and to counteract the stiffness (and also take some of the little tiny tablets each day). Again, started up this a couple of days after getting hurt
3) I apply Mobicosa joint get when I have swelling (so used this more in the early stages. This was something I decided to try as an alternative to ibuprofen as I did not want to continue taking that any longer than I have to. This is a greenlipped mussel oil. I don't know if this is the reason, or if I am just lucky, but I have had very limited swelling and when I do have it this combined with icing takes it right down for me. I started this about two weeks after my injury (as I had to wait for it to get shipped to me).
Eager to hear what others have found works for them
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