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01 Oct 2007

stress fracture
I had a stress fracture in my pubic radius 2 years back because of running. I'm training again, but there is still some uncomfort there. Is there any medication I can take to make my bones stronger. I'm already taking Osteoeze MSM.
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Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi Rene

Sorry to hear about your injury. What concerns me is that you are still plagued by the injury after such a long time. It is imperative that you visit your Doctor again to re-diagnose the condition.

In the sports arena we usually recommend sufficient rest for stress injuries to enhance the recovery. Also an increase in calcium intake – bear in mind that the density of bone can be affected until around the age of 29 – which means if you are still younger than 29 additional calcium intake could have a beneficial affect to strengthen the bones by making it denser. Please spare your diet some thought as being nutrient deficient could be a reason for slow recovery.

Taking Osteoeze to rebuild the collagen is great – make sure you are consuming a minimum of 750 mg Chondrointin per day – if not increase the dose. I know some people even take double that amount. Additionally take 1000-2000 mg omega 3 oil (salmon oil) to assist with the inflammation.

Good luck and take care.
Vanessa
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