Recovering from a broken bone
Osteoporosis doesn't affect the healing process of bone. So if you do break a bone, rest assured it can heal as normal.
Some broken bones need an operation to help them heal, while others get better on their own. A broken bone usually takes between six and 12 weeks to heal, although this can be longer.
There are things you can do to speed up the healing process:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet, with plenty of protein
- Avoid smoking - smoking limits the blood supply to your bones
- Rest and take it slow
We understand that breaking a bone can be painful and frustrating. If you're in pain right now, remember that in most cases, it passes.