Sports Injuries

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Horsetail, Nettle and Oatstraw

Hayes (GA) on 05/09/2020
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Three Herbs to use to quickly heal injuries.

1. Horsetail
2. Nettle
3. Oatstraw

I buy bulk 1LB bags of each.

Take 1/2 cup of each herb and mix together in a harbor bowl. Then use the whole mixture to make either hot tea with 1/2 gallon of water or a cold infusion with 1/2 gallon of water.

For the tea, pour 1/2 gallon water in large pot, pour the whole mixture of herbs into the water and bring to boil, turn off heat and let steep for 1-2 hours with the lid on the pot. Strain off tea into 1/2 gallon jar. For cold infusion, I use a stainless steel mesh infuser that fits into a 1/2 gallon mason jar.

I drink the tea constantly throughout the day until the injury is healed. This is by far the most effective remedy I have found for healing physical injuries. Nothing else comes close.

God bless and hope this helps. Feel to comment.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Sports Injuries

Katzie (Calgary) on 04/26/2016
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My 15 yr old son came home from school limping one day. He told me he'd gotten a sore (pulled) muscle while running Track & Field. He was extremely sore on his lower right abdomen. Like a smart mom, I came to this site looking for suggestions! I then soaked a square gauze pad (paper towels would do) with organic Apple Cider Vinegar w/the "mother", and placed that over the sore area for 1/2 hr and had him stay still. After the time was up, my son said 90% of the pain was gone. Amazing remedy. Thank you, Earth Clinic!
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HGH (Human Growth Hormone) Therapy

Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 12/27/2015

HI ALL, , , , , , , , , , the latest rage is that Payton Manning took HGH in 2011 when he had neck surgery. Who gives a hoot. We all produce HGH until we get old. That is what keeps us young and heal faster.

I took HGH shots in the stomach some 10 years ago. They cost like the rips, but they keep you young. So why not use them. This is total stupidity. These shots cause you to heal faster.

Where is the problem? Big Pharma is against this because they want you sick.

Would someone please explain the problem of HGH.


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Apple Cider Vinegar for Impact Injury

Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 06/20/2015
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My teenage son was using a hoe in the garden and hit his ankle quite hard. He kept working anyway but by evening the area that he had hit was swollen and was still hurting him.

At bedtime I took a couple of paper towels and poured raw apple cider vinegar onto them. (Not dripping wet, just saturated.) I placed this on and around the swollen area. I wrapped that with plastic wrap and covered the whole thing with a sock.

In the morning he removed the poultice when he woke up and the swelling and pain were almost completely gone! He worked most of the day helping a friend to shear sheep and didn't have any trouble or any more swelling.

~Mama to Many~

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Ted's Baking Soda Remedy for Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Gigi (Denver, CO, USA) on 10/02/2014
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I've been suffering from RSI for about 3 weeks and was giving up as much as possible typing on the computer. I've also had a foot issue with different sensation occurring for 8 weeks. So far x-rays and MRIs haven't revealed anything leaving my doc to think perhaps arthritis. I read several posts about alkalizing the body on Earth Clinic by drinking baking soda with water. Began drinking the concoction yesterday and the pain literally began diminishing after 3-4 hours on a scale from 1 - 10, being about a 7 to about a 2. It sounds incredibly unbelievable and had I not personally felt the difference, would have NEVER believed it. I hope this works for others and hope it continues on this end. Earth Clinic is the best resource I've found - thank you & blessings to all those who share their insight and experience.
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Torn Shoulder Labrum

Michael (New York) on 12/12/2013

Hi, my name is Mike. I have a partial tear of my right shoulder labrum and was wondering if you knew of any other treatments beside surgery and rehab. I am in a lot of pain from it but refuse to get surgery or be on constant pain killers or have a cortisone shot. please help me. I heard injection into the site with hydrogen peroxide would work and some other stuff. What do you recommend? Sincerely, Michael

Torn Tendon Alternatives

Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 03/05/2012

I have had a bit of bad news today and I need a bit of advice, if possible! A while ago I did something stupid in the swimming pool and somehow tore a tendon in my left arm. Since then I have pain doing certain movements and in bed at night. The bone surgeon told me today that I need an operation where they make little holes, correct the growth that is now on the tendon and will be immobilized for 6 weeks. After that I will need a lot of exercises in order for my arm to get back to normal. Only half of the tendon is torn, the other half is working but stressed out because it works for both halves.

My question is, is there maybe another option than an operation? My brother-in-law had a similar problem in his knee and had steroids injected, he is ok now. My husband had the same problem with a sports injury many years ago, decided not to go for the operation and eventually got better. I am 54, so not one of the youngest. Is the operation the only way or is there something else one could try first? The surgeon told me that if I go for physiotherapy I will be better part of the time but sometimes I will get worse. I don't know what to do! As we are new here I don't know where else to go either and I need to decide quickly because otherwise in the middle of May we will move to the French countryside for some months and there things will be even more difficult! I can't stay this way because even if I mostly have no pain I do have pain doing some unexpected movements and I never know which ones!


Need Advice on Torn Ligament

Rose (Brooklyn, New York) on 09/08/2011

fell and tore lisfranc ligament in right foot which is between first and second toe. doctors want to remove cartilage between first and second metatorsal and then fuse them together. could stem cell therapy help to regrow the ligament? also what can help with inflamation and swelling?

anonymous (usa) on 09/06/2011
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My daughter broke her tailbone while dancing. I took her to a physical therapist at Ability Rehabilitation in Orlando, Catherine Weibel. She specializes in pelvic rehabilitation and manually treated her coccyx. She never had pain again.

Here is a list of doctors by state, look for someone who does manual treatments. I hope this helps.

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Arnica Gel for Sports Injuries

Lindsey (Waukesha, WI) on 02/23/2009
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I swear by using Arnica Gel for sports injuries. My son had a 3rd degree sprain on his ankle during a basketball game. He was told that he would be out for the rest of the season. He wore a walking boot during the day and iced his ankle 5 times a day and after each time he would smear Arnica gel all over. He was so swollen for 2 weeks for almost 3 weeks. At his next visit to get rechecked which was 2 weeks and 3 days. He was completely healed. The doctor was amazed. He said that he could go back to playing as long as he felt O.K. He hasn't had any problems since. My husband had one of his basketball players use it when he hurt his back in practice. The kid was skeptical but came back the next day and wanted to know where he got it because it worked.
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To relieve sore muscles from exercise soak in a warm tub with about 2 cups of vinegar poured into the water.. It will help with the soreness tremendously...Its actually best if you can soak with the vinegar after strenuous excercise, (before the soreness sets in), BUT, it will still help alleviate some of the soreness that is already there and you wil feel better soon.

Strawberry tea is good for muscle cramping and tightening. Some people like the tea leaves green but it tastes like straw.


Kym (Niagara, Canada) on 06/14/2008
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I have severe elbow pain from both tennis elbow and golfers elbow caused by trauma to my elbow and then repetitive use. What has helped make it bearable for me is massage and acupuncture. I also use Traumeel cream on the elbow and Traumeel tablets dissolved in mouth 3x daily for relief of pain and inflammation. If the pain is bad and elbow is very inflamed, such as after alot of use, try icing for 10mins or an ice massage (rub an ice cube over affected area for 3-5mins should feel cold,then burny, then achy, then numb be sure to stop when it starts feeling numb). I also wear an elbow brace to support the elbow this helps alot if you have to use your elbow alot.

Deirdre (Los Angeles) on 03/13/2006
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I use arnica gel to help in recovering from sore muscles from rigorous martial arts workouts. I also supplement with potassium once in a while. However, I've noticed that potassium lowers my already low blood pressure so I need to be careful with that one! Soaking in Epsom Salts is another technique I use from time to time. I cannot stress the importance of ice packs on an injury! They bring swelling down quickly.