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Foot Sprains: Help Your Body Recover Naturally

Posted Apr 14 2010 3:10pm
Fibula Fracture

Fibula Fractures May Lead to Tarsal Sprains

Question:
Dear Dr. Ben,

I am under the care of an orthopedic surgeon after I received a hairline fibula fracture and a midfoot sprain. He prescribed a non-weight bearing air cast.

I returned at two weeks for an x-ray. He said he can barely see the fracture and he will start partial weight bearing after 4 more weeks of non weight bearing.

In addition he said that the midfoot (tarsal) sprain may need surgery because the top of my foot was swollen on the first visit.

It still swells some when I don’t elevate it enough. I am very complicit with his orders and am using Imflamyar by Heel, Moor Mud by Torf, supplements with bromelain, quercitin, tumeric, butchers broom, rutin, guta cola and boswellia.

Am I on the right track or do I need to add more supplements, such as your product Ligament Restore by Pure Encapsulations? I realize I may be taking too much stuff. Also, I am using the Moor Mud as a foot soak. Is that helpful? I would appreciate any suggestions as I would like to heal this foot without surgery if possible.

Thanks,
Ann

Answer:
Hi Ann -

Sorry to hear about your foot and fibula.

The nutrients you are using are great. The Torf Moor Mud is also a great idea.

I would add a large amount of Epsom Salts to the Moor Mud foot soak for added benefit. Consider adding 4 cups of Epsom salts per foot soak.   You can go to a feed store and they usually have large bags of Epsom salts there, inexpensively.   After your foot soak, apply a liberal amount of Castor Oil mixed with Emu oil. Both of these are effective in reducing pain, inflammation and increasing healing.

Ligament Restore by Pure Encapsulations is definitely a good idea. You can stop your other turmeric since this product contains it.

If you are not taking Vitamin D3, it is essential for proper bone formation - not to mention numerous other benefits. Consider taking 6,000 IU of Vitamin D3 a day for 1 month and then take only 2,000 IU per day after that. If you have not had your D3 levels checked by your physician, I recommend that you get them checked.

We offer Vitamin D360 by Seeking Health at 2,000 IU per drop. Thus only 3 drops is needed for 6,000 IU.

For mineral salts, consider taking 25 tablets of Bioplasma each day. Add 25 tablets of Bioplasma to 1 liter of pure filtered water. Drink throughout the day. This is the easiest and most recommended method to take cell salts.

Bioplasma by Hylands contains all twelve cell salts in one convenient package. These salts help nourish tendons, bone, ligaments and other tissues.

If you are not taking a calcium and magnesium supplement, consider Cal/Mag with Cofactors by Pure Encapsulations . This is a powdered form of calcium and magnesium which has a decent taste to it. You may simply add a couple scoops to the Bioplasma in your water. Drink throughout the day.

I am not sure what footwear you use, but once you are on light weight-bearing activity, consider the MBT line of shoes . They are fantastic.

The suggestions above should help speed your healing.

Should you have further questions, please do ask.

Do let me know how you are doing.

In health,
Dr Ben

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