Broken Bone

Kathy on February 10th, 2009

Answer: You might feel like drinking, but don’ t do it.  Alcohol interferes with the healing of fractures and will slow your recovery.

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The first two sessions of physical therapy following the healing of my shoulder fracture consisted of a variety of stretches, but the next two sessions also featured some strength training.  What a welcome activity!  The muscles in my left arm and back had atrophied while the shoulder was immobilized and had hardly any power of […]

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Kathy on June 26th, 2008

What it’s for: Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic (painkiller) related to codeine. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone/APAP combines both of these analgesics to relieve moderate to severe pain. What’s good about it: When I broke my shoulder last week, the ER doctor gave me a prescription […]

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Kathy on June 25th, 2008

What can you do if you break a bone? How can you help your body heal most efficiently? Last week, I broke my left shoulder in a bike accident and researched and dug deep to get a good list to follow. If you’re following my osteoporosis diet already, most of these will already be covered. […]

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