I actually have 2 non-diplaced fractures and one that isn't. My 3rd, 4th, and 5th metacarpals are broken severely. Not sure why the ortho didn't put pins in. I think he's regretting that now.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly. In my case, the breaks had't healed AT ALL after six weeks. It is a side effect of complete immobilization of an RSD limb. It came on fast and hard. I haven't had a bone density test yet, but you could see a very, very faint outline of the bones in my hand. It will take me many months now just to rebuild the bones so they will begin healing. However, if the cast stays on I may as well never consider the piano.
The pain from my fractures does bring on RSD pain. Here lately I have even been blessed by getting a new dimension to all of this mess....I now get a deep, severe pain in the bones of my arm. It gets my attention like a muscle cramp, but stays for days.
I'm hoping the hand specialist I have an appointment with in a couple weeks will have some good ideas. The atrophy is spreading no matter how much physical therapy I do. It would seem that my actual nerves are atrophying along with the muscles and tendons. Go figure!
I sincerely hope that you do find something to help you with your legs. I know its hard to find anything that helps with this monster. Usually something that does actually help has a bite of it's own.
My prayers are with you. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ---Unknown