Post-fracture pain overview: Fractures, or broken bones, are the common result of falls, motor vehicles accidents, direct blows and recurrent forces. They are particular frequent among athletes who participate in high-velocity sports such as football, rugby and soccer. While casting and immobilization help the bones heal, injured tendons and ligaments may not have healed at the same time, resulting in pain.
How does post-fracture pain develop? When a bone sustains enough force to be fractured, it is quite likely that ligaments and tendons are damaged as well. And while bones generally heal quite well on their own with the help of a cast, ligaments and tendons usually do not heal completely. In addition, post-fracture pain may be due to the fact that the outside of the bone, or the periosteum, hasn't completely healed, something that would not show up on an X-ray. The inside of a bone does not contain nerve endings and therefore cannot feel pain, the outside of the bone does.
What are the symptoms of post-fracture pain? Typical post-fracture pain symptoms include persistent pain and/or weakness in the affected area well after the fracture itself has healed. If the periosteum, or the outside of the bone, has not healed properly, the pain can be quite brutal.
Conventional medical treatments may help relieve the symptoms of post-fracture pain but they do not address the root of the problem. By assessing the root of the problem, as natural medicine therapies do, post-fracture pain can be alleviated permanently.
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