On 17th December I jumped from my truck and landed in a ditch and rolled my ankle very badly. I heard it crack and thought I had broken it. The pain was excruciating.
I sat there for a while before I could manage to get up. When I got home my wife took me to the hospital and the doctor in turn sent me for x-rays. That night my wife wrapped my ankle in a Back on Track mini blanket and that eased the pain. (My wife is the agent here in South Australia for the Back on Track products and I must admit until now I was a bit skeptical).
The next day I went back to the doctor with the x-rays and she said she hadn’t seen such a badly rolled ankle in a very long time and that I had severe ligament damage on both sides of my ankle, and I would need crutches and physiotherapy immediately. The doctor said I would not be able to go back to work for at least 3 weeks, and even that was doubtful because of the type of work I do. She asked me what type of pain relief medication I was on and I told her none. She duly gave me a prescription for some strong pain relief medication which I might add I didn’t have the scrip made up. This was on Friday 18th December.
Over the weekend I kept my foot and ankle wrapped in the mini blanket day and night. On Monday I went to work. The swelling in my ankle had gone down considerably and the pain had subsided. I was able to put my boot on which prior to that I had no hope.
On Tuesday I started wearing a Back on Track ankle brace. During the day this kept the pain and swelling to a manageable level and provided my ankle with the support required. I continued with the mini blanket treatment at night.
I found these products to be absolutely amazing. I had one day off work, no pain relief medication other than the Back on Track products, and no physiotherapy. Being a Martial Artist with 5 black belts and a Kick Boxer I am more than aware how long injuries take to heal.
I would thoroughly recommend these products to anyone. They are fantastic and the results speak for themselves.