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Old 10-26-2011, 02:22 AM   #21
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I found what may be the "western" equivalent of the Chinese medicine.

Penetrex

(Sounds like a personal lube, huh?)

http://www.amazon.com/Penetrex®-Tran.../dp/B0026HDURA

I bought some to try and speed up the healing of the surgical (knee) meniscus repair - this one claims to break up scar tissue, which is what I need.

One of its main ingredients is Arnica, which is what the Chinese stuff smells like to me.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:21 AM   #22
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Weird circumstances. I read this thread. Ordered some dit da jow on Amazon for my very minor and typical leg soreness after sports or runs. Then Saturday I watched my buddy drop (SNIPER!) in the middle of a game of angleball. Found out this morning that he tore his ACL and will be getting a TKR (already had one knee done 8 years ago). Maybe I'll just give him the first bottle and order another for myself.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:07 AM   #23
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What amazes me is that a formula that once was only available to black belts of a good, Chinese Gung Fu school can simply order a batch on amazon. Free super saver, yadiya, et al.

WTF Mt.net knows about dit dat jow. Can I keep any old man ninja wizard secrets? Would you like to do my sister too?
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Would you like to do my sister too?
Wait till she sees my one inch punch.
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Ya got it checked out. Torn ACL, strained MCL, brusied miniscus and bones. I got surgery scheduled for November 22. I have to get full motion back before surgery. I am not enthused.
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Bummer. Good luck with the surgery.

How's the knee stability? Get at least one session of PT in, to learn exercises to:
- re-learn improve stability / proprioception
- strengthen the muscles to protect it
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Wait till she sees my one inch ...
Fixed.
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Weird circumstances. I read this thread. Ordered some dit da jow on Amazon for my very minor and typical leg soreness after sports or runs. Then Saturday I watched my buddy drop (SNIPER!) in the middle of a game of angleball. Found out this morning that he tore his ACL and will be getting a TKR (already had one knee done 8 years ago). Maybe I'll just give him the first bottle and order another for myself.
Why does he need a total knee replacement after just busting an ACL?
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So does this Chinese stuff actually work? And the Western version?
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Why does he need a total knee replacement after just busting an ACL?
Well, I don't have his medical history here in front of me, but I know he's already had several knee injuries. The ACL may just be the final straw.
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By the way, the stuff I ordered on Amazon is called "Wong To Yick - Wood Lock Medicated Oil - External Analgesic"

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By the way, the stuff I ordered on Amazon is called "Wong To Yick - Wood Lock Medicated Oil - External Analgesic"

http://www.amazon.com/Wong-Yick-Medi...9640028&sr=8-1
Sounds like it's different than Dit Da Jow.
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So does this Chinese stuff actually work? And the Western version?
Like in my OP the Chinese stuff enabled me to stand up and crutch to work after 5 days of painful bruising on my shin.

As for the Penetrex - check out the Amazon reviews - like 4.5 stars of 200+ reviewers.
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