Injury: Muscle and other strains

One Sunday afternoon, running around the park with my young son, I was suddenly crippled by severe pain in my calf that dropped me to the ground. I had torn my gastrocnemius or calf muscle.

How could I drive home, let alone work the next day if I can’t walk?”

And pain due to this type of injury can persist for weeks!

I managed to drive using the wrong foot on the accelerator and brake pedal and immediately rubbed some wheatgrass extract over the painful when I got home. Then, within an hour the pain began to ease, and had almost gone by the morning. I could still make my usual five flight climb up to my office. In a couple of days I was running completely pain-free.

Now, every time I see a pulled hamstring or monkey muscle (gastrocnemius) on the field or on TV, I wince. The sudden onset of excruciating pain, often from a minor injury, can stop an athlete in his or her tracks, and they can be off the field for weeks or even months. Treatments such as physio, massage and other methodologies inevitably follow, but often to little avail. However, there is a way these injured people can get back on their feet again. By self-treatment with wheatgrass extract.

In Australia, the preferred treatment for pulled muscles is to tightly apply an ice pack over the injury - and rest the injured part. However, this method has little effect on accelerating recovery. Bleeding into muscle and other tissues after injury is the scourge of the sporting world.

But if ice doesn't help, what else is there?

My method is to immedieately apply a little wheatgrass extract over the injured area. Also, prevention being much better than cure, apply wheatgrass over vulnerable areas BEFORE running on to the field.

How does wheatgrass heal an injury? Most likely by stopping deep-seated bleeding and swelling and accelerating the healing process by notifying the brain of its presence.

Finally, prevention being much better than cure, apply wheatgrass extract over leg muscles prior to exercise. This simple action relaxes the muscles and helps prevent injury. It also prolongs exercise tolerance so the athlete can run further and longer without suffering adverse effects.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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