Tibial plateau fractures are common, and statistics estimate that they might account for as much as a total 1% of all fractures that are reported to the emergency room every year – that’s one tibial plateau fracture for every 100 fracture patients who come in, and the average emergency room might very well clock into the hundreds of visitors on a busy day or night shift.
This type of fracture usually happens when a severe impact is sustained to the feet or knees, which transfers the added weight, pressure and force through to the joint, which causes the break or fracture. Pain, swelling and bruising around the knee are just some of the associated symptoms that you are likely to experience after a tibial plateau fracture.
Here are 8 great and useful home remedies that you can use to treat a tibial plateau fracture and compliment the next six to eight weeks of traditional treatment after such an injury has occurred.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the best known plants out there for supplementing your health, and it can be found in many different forms (including as vitamin supplement tablets and powders) that can be great for giving your immune system the boost that it needs. It’s extremely high in vitamins and essential minerals, and it can help your body to fight off any signs of an infection – but of course, that’s not all that this wonderful plant has got to offer.
While it’s not a commonly-known fact even for many plant experts out there, aloe vera is one of the best things for treating bruising, infection and pain – and the insides of the leaves can be applied directly to many types of injuries in order to promote natural healing.
Where it’s used as a supplement, aloe vera can aid in adding calcium to the diet, which can in turn help to promote the faster natural healing of fractures and injuries.