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Old 11-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by LeeD View Post
Don't forget, 50 years ago, when you had pins inserted into a broken leg, it was thought best to REST the leg and the body, never work up a sweat or increase your heartbeat, to cure the break.
Less than 20 years later, it was believed moderate exercise was the call, even with the bones NOT set, right after pin insertion.
Now, it's pretty much normal to get the heartbeat up, work up a light sweat, and use your body to heal any bones that are held together with pins, plates, screws, or wire.
The times, they are a changing.
No one told me to take a vibrator to my broken bone. Speeding up the molecular vibratory rate of my own broken bone made sense to me. Pain means nothing if healing speeds up. Increase the molecular vibratory rate of anything and it speeds up most processes.
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