Broken body - best method of repair

Broken body - best method of repair

Postby fredm8 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:18 am

As a result of a crash on Turoa a couple of weeks ago (powder day too - :-( ) my right calf muscle is now very sore having been torn in three places.
Any suggestions as to the best / quickest / properest repair ?
Any war stories ?

The physio suggested cycling exercises, lots of rest, ice, compression & elevation, massage.
Teaching the muscles to work again as they repair, focused on specific ways to walk and stand, posture to ensure that the process of knitting the muscle doesn't shorten it.

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Re: Broken body - best method of repair

Postby 4Slide » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:31 am

The only thing I might add, potentially, would be elastic band strengthening and stretching exercises for the calf as well.

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Re: Broken body - best method of repair

Postby rstraker » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:55 pm

Eat well and take good supplements, to make sure your body has the best materials for maximum healing. What comes to mind is:

  • a mix of meat/fish/chicken (grassfed red meat, if you can afford it and get it)
  • lots of fibrous vegetables of various colors
  • some fruit
  • a good multivitamin (natural forms, absorbable)
  • a phytosterols,
  • food form magnesium, and
  • esstential fatty acids (fish or krill oil and/or Udo's Oil Blend).
And you might want to consider investing in a Z-Health DVD -- Dr. Cobb has developed a great joint mobilization program that will keep your joints mobile and movements balanced while you're recuperating. I'd recommend the R-Phase DVD or the Neural Warmup 1 DVD. You can learn more by searching on "Z Health" on YouTube or on the Z-Health website (
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