Bone fractures, often resulting from accidents, falls, or excessive force, can be painful. Bone fractures might occur when we apply more force to a bone than it can withstand. There are various factors and sitiations that can cause a fracture, including:
Accidents, falls and sports-related impacts are common causes of bone fractures. Sudden, forceful impacts can cause fractures or if the bone is hit at an angle or with great force.
Certain medical conditions, such as bone tumours, bone infections (osteomyelitis), and genetic disorders (Osteogenesis imperfecta), can weaken bones and increase the risk of fractures.
As people age, their bones naturally become more brittle and less dense, which makes them more prone to fractures, especially in the event of a fall or accident.
Stress Fractures occur due to repeated, high-impact activities that create small cracks in the bone over time. Bones can also fracture due to chronic stress and repetitive movements. They are common in athletes and individuals who engage in intense training without proper rest.
Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, particularly calcium and vitamin D, can lead to weakened bones, increasing the risk of fractures.
High-speed collisions and severe impacts can result in bone fractures, especially in the limbs and pelvis.
It’s important to note that some factors, such as age and genetics, are beyond an individual’s control. However, to prevent fractures: have a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, have a balanced diet that is rich in calcium and vitamin D, wear protective gear during activities that can cause injury and avoid accidents. If you suspect a fracture, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.
Fortunately, a range of effective products are available to aid in the healing and recovery process. Ambygo® Fracture Aids can provide you relief and support to the fractured area of the body and promote healing without complete immobilization. Braces and supports are valuable tools, especially for minor fractures or joint injuries, providing targeted reinforcement and comfort.