... My doc has me taking calcium, Vitamin C, a multivitamin, D3, and I'm doing it! (7 replies)
... I agree that you have been through a major surgical procedure and need to give your body the time and TLC to heal well. If I've learned anything from these boards on foot surgeries, it's that you must be very patient as it takes a long time for full healing. But the time is usually worth the efforts. Here are the things to try and keep in mind:
1) Elevate and ice as much as... (9 replies)
... y that my bones are very soft so I'm a little concerned. He said when he works on bones he can tell if they are hard or soft, so now I'm diligent about taking 2 calcium pills a day. ... (11 replies)
... I will follow dr advise to a tee cuz I want to heel as fast as I can...Have you been taking any calcium supplements? ... (11 replies)
... Do you not get enough calcium and Vitamin D in a well balanced diet? ... (90 replies)
... No..no options. She just keeps saying to give it time. Oh, yes, I'm still doing the rolling pin. Although I've gone to using the rounded end of a marker cap as the only spot left is small and the cap gives a more specific pressure.
I don't agree with her about the bone thinning. First, she has seen me several times prior to this past appoitnment where she looked at the... (29 replies)
... Start taking calcium supplements. ... (5 replies)
Middle-aged female, athletic, slim.
Walked 5 days a week; cycled 2 times a week, for one hour each time; worked out with a stretch band; did exercise to increase leg strength and balance, good physical condition, strong legs. I have been athletic all my life.
Big toe on right foot was drifting toward second toe causing an ingrown... (16 replies)
... eat up scar tissues, it worked, but expensive. I tried ionophoresis in PT with calcium chloride I believe, it worked great, but they got it too intense and I got a chemical burn, pain and more scar tissue to boot. ... (0 replies)
I had foot surgury to correct a bunion (bunion was shaved and the shaft of my first metatarsal broken and re-aligned to correct the angel). (maybe called bunionectomy with a base osteotomy) My surgury was in the beginning of May, weeks later i was put in a walking black boot but still on crutches, then 1 month later when i went on June 25 (my next appointment) the bone... (1 replies)
... I've been researching it online today and found one interesting looking supplement, Bone Boost by S.A.N. I have read a lot of positive reviews of its effects, mostly from people who are athletic and have sustained injuries-- I might see if our local vitamin store carries it.
Thanks for the vitamin c and calcium/d tips-- I have those in my kitchen already and started taking... (3 replies)
... and he's not an easy man to astonish. I'm sure the Boost calcium and protein supplements I took alternately for 3 weeks, following my doctor's recommendations and possibly divine intervention didn't hurt. ... (13 replies)
... day and high calcium Ensure which I noticed has the same amount of protein as high protein Ensure but with more calcium as well than the high protein Ensure. ... (22 replies)
... I took liquid calcium and protein supplements for 3 weeks after my bunionectomy, and according to the doctor my bones knitted quickly and well. ... (22 replies)
... op from a modified austin bunionectomy and back at work. ... (24 replies)
... I can give you my example of hope. However, let me just say that I NOT the norm here, so even though I can say "You can do it!", it will not be easy by any stretch. Here is my experience, which was successful quickly because I am a butthead and refuse to let a good challenge go unattempted (I am a 42 year old female, 107 pounds and 5'2" for reference):
My bunionectomy was... (11 replies)
... thanks again for your responces. I'll be having lapidus bunionectomy in 2 weeks. I'm still trying to prepare mentally for it. These boards have helped me a lot, I have better idea now what to expect. ... (14 replies)
... ses tend to go away within a week or so. This same thing can happen when the rubbing is reduced on the weakest part of your foot. The swelling is reduced, the calcium reabsorbs naturally and the bunion dissappears for good. ... (6 replies)