Make sure you get at least 1000mg of calcium daily.
When your bone breaks or cracks, your doctor immobilizes it so that the broken ends fit together. Then you wait for the bone to mend. Your body deposits calcium at the site of the break to repair the breach. If you're not getting enough calcium in your diet, it could take longer to marshal the reserves needed to make the repair, especially if you have a calcium deficiency. Calcium supplementation makes more calcium available for your body to use in healing a fracture.