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Post surgery problems.

Suezeq
Suezeq

Does Hasi make recovering from surgery take longer? I broke my wrist and had surgery, with plate and screws put in, and after 9 weeks am having alot of swelling, pain, and stiffness. Plus shooting pain here and there. I also have Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sydrom. I wonder if this makes the healing take longer? Starting to get discouraged.

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9 weeks is early days. It takes 2 years for bone to properly heal although it's generally healed enough for use after 6 weeks when the cast is removed. It might continue to swell for a year though. Is it your first fracture and have you been referred for physio? If not, then ask your doctor if he/she can refer you to physio. Also, consider whether a bone density scan could be useful. I don't know whether having Hashimotos would make any difference.

Suezeq
Suezeq in reply to Nanaedake

Hi, yes I been going to therapy about 3 weeks. She doesn't understand why I'm sweliing so much, as I seem to be declining instead of getting better. My range of motion is gotten worse. Very stiff and painful. I've had many surgeries but never broke a bone before. It sucks. Thanks for your response.

Nanaedake
Nanaedake in reply to Suezeq

Could you visit your doctor and discuss a bone density scan? Do you have any risk factors such as taking levothyroxine, being menopausal or post menopausal. What about family history? Anyone in your family lose stature, break a hip or have spinal pain? Do you have reduced levels of activity/exercise or take/have taken any drugs that affect bones?

Suezeq
Suezeq in reply to Nanaedake

No family history. No exercise due to my health problems. Bone density test several years ago, was good. None as of late. 😕

Judithdalston
Judithdalston in reply to Suezeq

But you have a fibromyalgia diagnosis...pain, stiffness throughout the body....I have it but think it is undermedicated hypothyroidism.

Suezeq
Suezeq in reply to Nanaedake

Well, unless you have Hashi, you would be surprised what all it effects. I'm 67, and the only meds I take is Armor for my thyroid. I'm more into natural things. Never broke a bone before.

Nanaedake
Nanaedake in reply to Suezeq

Sounds like you've explored likely factors already and you're having physio so you're doing all the sensible things. If you're into natural things aren't there natural things to speed up bone healing like all the minerals that build bone??

Judithdalston suggests symptoms of fibromyalgia might be due to being undermedicated, what are your latest thyroid test results?

Suezeq
Suezeq in reply to Nanaedake

Dr. Always say I'm within "normal" limits. I said normal for who? Lol. Everyone is different. I so wish we had a naturalpathic in our area.

Nanaedake
Nanaedake in reply to Suezeq

If you post your results here, people will advise whether they are optimal rather than normal.

Here is a link for good bone health nutrients. betterbones.com/wp-content/...

Suezeq
Suezeq in reply to Nanaedake

Thank-you!

The only surgery I’ve had was minor (excisional breast) but the discomfort did not stop until I started taking vitamin C & E 6 months later. It seemed at the time these vitamins decreased swelling that was pressing against the incision. I was not diagnosed with a thyroid condition at that time however.

Run it by the surgeon if you haven’t already to be sure you are not developing a bone infection, etc.

I personally am a fan of The Alexander Technique because it is very gentle therapy. Some patients are fortunate enough to score a Physical Therapist who is also trained in the Alexander Technique. These therapists are worth their weight in gold.

If you have been having therapy for theee weeks and declining and the therapist 'doesn't know why' I hope to high heaven they have referred you back to the hospital for X-rays/scans etc to check what is going on! Are the plates still in place? oerhaps they have moved slightly which would cause priblens, perhaps there's a bit of irritation causing the swelling? Until they look how will they know? I'd be insisting on getting referred back if it were me just to rule out these types of problems first, good luck

I'm no doctor, and come here looking for advice rather than giving it, as I don't feel I know much. But I have a strong feeling ( from my own experiences) that low vitamin D will prevent wounds from healing. Have you had this tested? Post results if you have. Vitamin D needs to be OPTIMAL, not "in range". If it's low then supplementing will help with everything.

You need the D 25 OH test, not the other one (1,25 OH)

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