Friday, January 18, 2013
The x-rays showed no bone breaks, just a bad bone bruise and hematoma from the impact of the puck hitting my ankle (where there is not padding or protection). The hospital told me to ice the area, keep it elevated and stay off it for 2-3 days. I got crutches and left the hospital.
Below is a day-by-day recap of my healing process that followed after going home from the hospital. Here is what happened each day:
Applied prologel to my clean ankle by using a hot, damp towel and then messaged in the cream for about 15 minutes. I immediately noticed how sensitive and painful it was to rub in the cream. My pain was alleviated after about 10 minutes of treating my ankle with ProloGel. I went back to icing the area and keeping the ankle elevated. I repeated this process two more times on the first day. Toward the end of the day I noticed I could put a slight bit of pressure on my foot to support some weight without too much pain. I decided to let it rest and see what tomorrow brings.
After waking up, I noticed my ankle was looking much better, with less swelling and bruising. I usually get the worst bruising 2-3 days after an injury so I was pleased with the results. My ankle was feeling better and I tested how much weight I could put on it and it also seemed to have improved as well. After applying ProloGel, I noticed some pain relief. I continued applying ProloGel for a total of four times on the second day along with keeping it elevated for part of the day and icing my ankle after applying Prologel.
Waking up on the start of the third day I noticed the bruising and swelling was now tough to detect. Additionally, my foot pain was much less severe. Feeling very encouraged, I showered and immediately applied Prologel to my ankle and messaged in the cream. At this point, I am able to put a little pressure on my ankle and hopped around on the third day without my crutches. About mid-day, my ankle was hurting from over-use. I applied another application of ProloGel after cleaning my ankle and got immediate relief of the pain that was starting. I went out to dinner shortly after where I was not able to keep my ankle elevated. I applied Prologel 3 times on the third day and did not have any noticable pain unles I put pressure on my ankle to walk.
Waking up on day 4 I realized the bruising and swelling was almost gone and I am now able to walk on my ankle with about 70-80% of my body weight. I am a regular when it comes to injuries from hockey and mountain biking and I have never seen a recovery like this. I now understand after experiencing the healing power of ProloGel why it works so well. By noon on day 4, I was able to walk and put 100% weight on my ankle. ProloGel provides the area of trauma with the nutrients to accelerate the healing process. This is obvious in this case study because there was no further bruising and swelling (my body went immediatly into recovery mode). Additionally, it goes to the nerve(s) and helps relieve the nerve pain (which is the source of our pain). ProloGel gives your body the ability to heal itself quicker, without the constant pain that we typically experience throughout the healing process.
ProloGel works for pain relief and for assisting with the natural healing and for repairing our bodies are good at. Being in my 40s, I have noticed my body does not heal as quickly as it used to when I was in my 20s and 30s. ProloGel looks to be the aid I need to repair my body when I get injured (which will happen again). ProloGel attacks the nerves that cause ipain and supplies the nerve with pain relief along with giving our bodies the nutrients that are needed to heal the trauma quickly.
The inventor of ProloGel, Dr. Howard Rosen, has an empty bottle guarantee in case you still are not sure your body pains (or those of your friends and family) can be healed with this cream. Learn more at www.prologel.com.
Article source: http://prologel.com/pain-relief/ankle-trauma-pain-relief-and-healing-case-study-with-prologel/
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Sidney Crosby named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is considered to be the next Wayne Gretzky. Sidney Crosby became the youngest player to win the NHL scoring title this season and is now the youngest team captain in league history. One of many new records that this up and coming hockey star will be establishing and taking from the great one.The Penguins made this official on May 31st.
Sidney Crosby, centre, notched 120 points in just his second season in the NHL.
(Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)
"Sidney has done so much for this franchise in his first two seasons, made so much history, that you have to keep reminding yourself that he is only 19 years old," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said on the team's official website.
"It is obvious to all of us — coaches, players, management, staff — that he has grown into the acknowledged leader of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is only appropriate that he wears the 'C' as team captain.”
Crosby, who won't turn 20 until August, served as an alternate captain while topping the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) in his second season, earning him a nomination for the league's most valuable player award.
"I was always told that age is just a number," Crosby said. "I try not to let it get in the way of anything."
Friday, June 1, 2007
Hands down this may be the best hockey fight, the Senators vs. the Flyers. With over 4 minutes of a true bench clearing brawl after you see this you will agree it is the best hockey fight you have ever seen. For your listening pleasure you have in the background as the commentators deliver a play by play, blow by blow details of the fight, you have Metallica's Sandman playing in the background. It doesn't get any better that this...best hockey fight ever!
This hockey fight clip shows Downey of the Dallas Stars knocks out Boulerice of the Carolina Hurricanes with 1 swing. The preparation and poise that Downey bestows is a tell tale sign that he has done this before. In fact, this hockey fight clip is his16th fight of the season. Giving hockey fans what they want, highlights and water cooler talk for the office.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Yes, this is for real. Where was this when I was growing up? No more pond hockey when you can have the real deal in your backyard. Looks like neighbors collaborated for this. Back in the day, our version of pond hockey was to shovel the snow to clear off an ice rink area, chop a hole in the ice and run an extension cord from the house to the rink and oh yeah, plug in the portable water pump and flood the ice (old school zamboni). When your shots missed the make, you skated your #$%@ off to get it back into play. Here, you get the ultimate in pond hockey which represents near home hockey playing convenience with state of the art hockey technology. NICE!