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I had a TPF – Schatkzer II on 3.12.2013.
See my story under “Desperate, knee remains stiff after 7 months”. It still is stiff …
I would like to share information on natural remedies I used.
CALCIUM AND VITAMINE D
Thanks to my family doctor, not my surgeon, I was prescribed the above supplements.
Unfortunately I started far too late with calcium and vitamine D, 7 months after my accident.
As many people have deficiencies, I would use these supplments asap after the fracture, since they promote bone and cartilage healing.
An alternative are Schussler Salts, as advised by an Austrian friend.
I take salt number 1 and 2.
PAIN RELIEF AND SWELLING
Ginger can speed up the regeneration of damaged tissue and of broken bones.
I used ginger packs 2-3 times a day, during 8-10 days.
Stopped treatment when I felt improvement, started again when needed.
Instead of an ice pack to cool off your knee, you can also use a tofu plaster.
Unlike ice, a tofu plaster does not hurt after a while and is even better, as it absorbs the fever and the heat far more efficiently than ice.
The first 3 months I put a tofu plaster on my knee before going to bed. In the morning the tofu looked fried, from absorbing the excessive heat!
Cut slices of about 1 cm thick, put them on your knee, then a cotton towel on top, keep in place with a leg warmer or an old sock from which you cut off the foot (so you are left with a tube).
Important: never put plastic over the packing!
I neither crush, nor mix the tofu with flower. Found out slices work as well, and require less work.
Another, old Swiss, remedy: (white or green) cabbage leaves
Crush 1-3 leaves with a cake roller or a bottle, so as to flatten the veins a bit.
Put one or more leaves on your knee.
To keep in place: same method as with the tofu plaster.
Change every 2-3 hours.
The above treatments do help, but are time-consuming.
For very informative and detailed information, consult Macrobiotic Home Remedies, Michio Kushi & dr Marc Van Cauwenberghe
Another informative book: The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, Michio Kushi & ALex Jack
SORE BACK, HOT KNEE AND (ICE)COLD FOOT
To relieve back pain (from being unable to sleep on your side) and to improve the circulation in your knee and leg, I have been receiving a shiatsu massage every 1-2 weeks since months now. Unlike physio treatments that may be painful, shiatsu is relaxing and soothing!
It may be expensive to some of you. But bear in mind: every euro/dollar spent on your health is a good investment!
Since October 2008 the banks hardly give any interest on your savings. So better invest money in yourself as you will benefit In the short and long run.
I restarted my yoga classes in April. Although I have to skip half of the exercises (when knee or heel positions are involved), yoga is beneficial for body and mind.
The conventional anti-inflammation medication has serious secondary effects, especially on the stomach.
I used a homeopathic remedy, efficient and without any side effects: Pyrogenium 30K
I took 3 granules 3 times a day. You can increase the dosage if required.
Don’t buy medication on the web (risk of counterfeit products!), go to a pharmacy where you also can get advise.
If in doubt, consult a homeopathic doctor.
I was depressed for months after my accident and I still have many bad days.
Suffered 3-4 months of insomnia, cried more in these 9 last months than in my whole life.
Find it especially tough that the driver who ran me over, robbed me of my most precious possession: my health.
I’ll never be able to run of jump. Maybe not even sit on my knees or heels again.
I have been using 2 Bach flower essences. After a week only, my mood improved and I am feeling better mentally.
Check out what would help you best: http://www.bachflower.com/
Hope this information can contribute to a better revalidation.