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Recovering From Major Knee Surgery Without Ice The whole RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) idea is almost completely dead. There are lots of holes in the original theory and even the creator, Gabe Mirkin, changed his tune a few years ago regretting the 40-year-old phrase. Yet, the method continues to be used in sports facilities and doctor offices everywhere. The mnemonic is too easy to remember and thus, has been too difficult to forget. It’s still written in school textbooks. Teachers are still teaching it. Medical doctors are still recommending it. Physical therapists (PT) are still practicing it. And, the injured are still using it. I am not a believer. I have never been a beli...Read more →
How to Use Battle Balm to Prepare You For ACL Reconstruction Surgery I'm Dylan, the founder of Battle Balm. I'm writing this article as a follow up for A Case for Using Battle Balm Instead of Ice for Acute Injury. Over a month ago, I tore my ACL during some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. (Thie image above is my actual ACL MRI image.) There was a pop in my knee followed by pain and swelling for a few days afterwards. I used Battle Balm Demon Strength and four days later, I was up and walking fine. The official radiology report showed that I had an almost complete tear of my ACL, a femoral condyle bruise and a small osteochondral fracture on the medial tibial plateau. Did this mean that Bat...Read more →