How to Heal My Bone Fracture as Fast as Possible

Bone Fracture

Falls and accidents. Diseases and chronic conditions. Sports injuries. Bone fractures can happen to anyone at any time. But with advanced treatments, and by making some lifestyle and nutritional adjustments, there are several ways to accelerate the healing of a bone fracture.

How to heal a bone fracture as fast as possible

Because bone healing is a natural process, treatment of a fracture should focus on giving the bone optimum conditions to heal itself. Some effective bone fracture therapies include:

  • Fracture management – Including closed reduction (bone alignment through manipulation or traction), immobilization (using a splint or cast) and rehabilitation (physical therapy)
  • Physical therapy – To regain strength and normal function in the affected area
  • Ultrasound-guided injections – Injections can be precisely applied to joints or soft tissues in the body

Take preventive actions to heal a bone fracture faster

Prevention is one of the most effective ways to help your body overcome a bone fracture. Consuming 1200-1500 mg of calcium and 800-1000 IU vitamin D can help keep bones strong. You can also seek out foods that contain these key nutrients. Here are some high-calcium foods to include in your diet each day:

  • Dairy products – Milk, yogurt and eggs
  • Whole grains – Brown rice, quinoa, oats and rye
  • Vegetables – Broccoli, spinach and kale
  • Beans – Chickpeas, black beans and tofu
  • Nuts and seeds – Almonds, chia seeds and flax seeds

Staying active is also a great way to keep bones strong and healthy, so they have a better chance of healing quicker after a fracture. Simply spending time a few days per week doing weight-bearing exercises such as brisk walking, yoga, dancing, golf, hiking, tai chi or weight training is highly beneficial.

Compassionate, high-quality healthcare is here for you

Bone fractures can happen in an instant, but through proper care, the board-certified physicians at Pomona Valley Health Centers can help you heal quickly. Come see us for complete sports medicine in Pomona Valley; featuring nonsurgical, leading-edge treatment for bone fractures. You can also learn how to safely begin a new exercise routine or sport. And should you get injured, we’re here with urgent care centers to treat you right way.

To schedule an appointment for sports medicine, family medicine or specialty care, call 909-630-7829 or click here to use our online form.

Sports Medicine for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

Sports Medicine for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

Whether you’re competing for a national championship, or a weekend warrior participating in local intramurals, you don’t want to miss a game because of an injury. You want to heal quickly and get back to doing what you love. The experienced sports medicine physicians at Pomona Valley Health Center are prepared to give you the care you need to restore your body. We are highly trained non operative musculoskeletal specialists who understand the framework of your body and the mechanics that make it function. Repetitive movements like lifting, throwing and twisting can accelerate wear and tear on your joints, muscles, cartilage, and bones. Trouble with any of these areas will make it difficult and painful to do the things that you love.

Signs you should see a sports medicine specialist

If you have any pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, back, or any of the symptoms below, you should seek medical treatment to avoid improper healing or re-injury:

  • Limited range of motion/stiffness
  • Difficulty or pain when performing normal daily tasks
  • Swelling, bruising, limping, locking or giving out
  • Infection in or around the injury

If you’ve suffered a minor injury, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before returning to sports. Injuries that are left untreated can heal improperly, limit your range of motion, and adversely affect your physical performance. PVHC physicians can get you back to the game that you love through their nonsurgical approach to treatment.

Our nonsurgical techniques include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis management
  • Concussion management
  • Exercise plans
  • Fracture management
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

We can also give you a full body assessment to determine muscle imbalances, poor mechanics, alignment issues or other potential problems that may affect your performance in the future. Our physicians will discuss the results and recommend exercises, rehab programs or lifestyle changes to help strengthen any weak or problem areas.

We understand that, with surgery, you’ll sit on the bench for longer than you’d like. Our approach aims to focus on a non-operative orthopedics program to keep athletes and weekend warriors, like you, in the game (or get you back in the game quickly). PVHC physicians employ effective, nonsurgical services and techniques that typically have shorter recovery times than surgery.

Whether you need preventive care or treatment for an existing issue, contact Pomona Valley Health Centers at (909) 526-1493 and schedule an appointment today.