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I have just finished reading post from so many, and now I am concerned. 

 

Heres my story

 

In February, I had a total knee replacement and was doing wonderful.  Unfortunately, I fell just two weeks after surgery.  The pain was the most intense pain I had ever experience.  I was under the carport and luckly my daughter heard me scream.  Ambulance was called xrays taken , and was given an injection for pain.  Xrays showed no damage to the knee replacement.  Two days later seen my surgeon.  More xrays and the same conclusion,  knee replacement is good.  My knee was so swollen and blue, but I went through 2 months of pt. 

 

Went for another check up with my surgeon.  After seeing how swollen my knee was, he drained 90 cc of fluid (pure Blood), 2 days later he drew off 100 cc the 2 more days drew off 120 cc.


At this time he could tell I had damage to my quad and surgery was scheduled immediately.  It was much worse than he thought when he got in there but repaired and immobilized my knee for 6 weeks.  Now, back to PT. but only for a month.  I was never stretched, never weights, just a few simple exercises. 

 

At this point, I am completely devistated,  I am doing exercises at home but my knee is so stiff. 

Does anyone have a suggestion

post #2 of 8

So sorry to hear about the fall.  If you are interested in giving a supplement a try while things are still swollen and healing, get some Yunnan Baiyao capsules.  Also spelled Paiyao but it's the same characters in Chinese.  Available online from a lot of sources.

 

 

About Yunnan Baiyao by Director of Institute of Traditional Medicine in Portland, OR

http://www.itmonline.org/articles/yunnan_paiyao/yunnan_paiyao.htm

 

Notes by New York author of book Asian Health Secrets.  Check out the blog comments.

http://www.asianhealthsecrets.com/yunnan-paiyao-strong-protection/

 

Been taking it since Day 1 after rupturing my ACL on vacation in China.  My cousin's pharmacist suggested it.  Major swelling was gone in 4 days.  MCL strain healed by Week 8.

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Thanks so much for your suggestions and about to order right now

post #4 of 8

whoa!  just cause its "chinese" doesn't mean it doesn't have side effects. I took advil and I had no swelling! :)   I would consult your OS first especially if you are currently taking any other supplements or medications.

 

Regarding your injury, very sorry to hear.   I would have a long talk with your PT and/or start looking for another one.  Where are you located?


Edited by Finndog - 9/13/12 at 7:54am
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whoa!  just cause its "chinese" doesn't mean it doesn't have side effects. I took advil and I had no swelling! :)   I would consult your OS first especially if you are currently taking any other supplements or medications.

My OS has no problem with me taking the Yunnan Baiyao.  In general, herbal medicines and acupuncture have far fewer adverse effects than western medications.  There are adverse effects to long term use of any medication, including advil and other pain/swelling relievers.

post #6 of 8

the issue is that they can have interactions and adverse effects to some. do you know that that medicine this person is taking or their medical history? One of the claims of this compound is that it slows bleeding. Do you think this may have a potential impact on a person who is on a blood thinning drug? 

post #7 of 8

Point taken.  One reason I gave references for further research and not just the name.

post #8 of 8

See if you can find the active ingredients and look it up under the CPS or the British Martindales it has a better listing if you can find a copy.  Gives you a good idea of the side effects and the potential issues.

 

If you can't find it, talk to a pharmacist they should be able to look it up and help you.

 

Down side of some herbal med's are you never know the dosage levels and the source of the active.  Here's the kicker if you believe it works it likely will work, just remember there is always a bad side.

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