Have you ever broken an arm, foot, leg, wrist or any part of your body before? Or are you still currently healing from a broken bone? If you have, then you would want to speed up the healing of your fractured bone.
Bone fractures tend to fully heal up approximately 4 to 8 weeks depending on the location and severity of the fracture. This is a long time for bones to heal and it could be very disabling and limiting to the person. For instance, if you have a broken foot, you are not able to weight bear on your foot and hence unable to walk until the bone in your foot has fully healed. Therefore, it is important that your bones heal as fast as possible so you can regain normal function.
Here are 4 simple but effective ways to increase bone healing.
1. Drink green tea
Green tea contains many anti-oxidants, anti cancer and healing properties. It has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries and is commonly used for healing fractures. All you need to do is drink at least 5 cups of green tea to help stimulate and increase bone healing!
2. Massage the soft tissue around your broken bone
If you massage the soft tissue and even your bone around your broken bone, you can heal up your fracture very fast. This is because when you massage, you increase the blood flow and circulation to the point of injury. When you increase the blood flow and circulation to the fracture point, you increase the flow of nutrients and healing factors to the fracture site. This will significantly improve repairing and recovery of the broken bone.
3. Apply heat
Applying heat or warmth to the area of fracture is a great way to help bone repairing. Warmth or heat helps increase blood circulation to the fracture. All you need to do is apply heat to the fracture area for 30 minutes, three times a day. You can apply heat by soaking your fracture in a hot bath, use a hot water or wheat bag or even covering your broken limb with warm clothes!
4. Increase muscle strength around the fracture area
If you have a broken bone, it is important that you exercise and increase the muscle strength around the fracture area. This is because when you fracture a bone, the muscles around the fracture tend to waste away and hence will take you longer for recovery. So exercise every muscle around your fracture if possible.